What is another word for interminable?

Pronunciation: [ɪntˈɜːmɪnəbə͡l] (IPA)

Interminable means seemingly endless or without limit, and there are numerous synonyms available for the word that can convey a similar meaning. Some of the common synonyms for interminable include infinite, unceasing, never-ending, never-ending, boundless, ceaseless, perpetual, incessant, unending, and everlasting. Other synonyms for the word include eternal, timeless, uninterrupted, continual, constant, long-lasting, and unfathomable. Each of these synonyms can be used in different contexts and provide a slightly different nuance to the meaning. Overall, interminable and its synonyms convey the idea of duration, often beyond what is considered normal or expected.

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What are the opposite words for interminable?

Interminable means having no end or seemingly endless. Antonyms for interminable include limited, brief, ending, short, temporary, finite, and restricted among others. These words are used to describe events, objects, or situations that are finite or have a well-defined end. Unlike interminable, they do not indicate open-endedness or continuousness. For example, a brief meeting contrasts with an interminable one, while a restricted budget contrasts with an interminable one. In writing or speaking, knowing antonyms enriches language and allows for more precision and clarity of expression.

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Usage examples for Interminable

With a steady, reproachful look at Miss Merton, whose shifting eyes refused to meet hers, Marjorie walked from the room, ready to burst into tears, and when the all but interminable afternoon was ended, hurried home to the shelter of her faithful captain's arms and poured forth her grief and wrongs.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
They struggled on-it seemed an interminable time-to Kingsnorth's piazza.
"The Locusts' Years"
Mary Helen Fee
I heartily rejoiced at this, though the time I had to wait seemed interminable.
"The Dead Lake and Other Tales"
Paul Heyse

Famous quotes with Interminable

  • The tension between "yes" and "no," between "I can" and "I cannot," makes us feel that, in so many instances, human life is an interminable debate with one's self.
    Anatole Broyard
  • The answer to old age is to keep one's mind busy and to go on with one's life as if it were interminable. I always admired Chekhov for building a new house when he was dying of tuberculosis.
    Leon Edel
  • It is the future that creates his present. All is an interminable chain of longing.
    Robert Frost
  • I was borne on an eagle's wing, Till with the noon-sun perishing; Then I stood in a world alone, From which all other life was gone, Whence warmth, and breath, and light were fled, A world o'er which a curse was said: The trees stood leafless all, and bare, The sky spread, but no sun was there: Night came, no stars were on her way, Morn came without a look of day,— As night and day shared one pale shroud, Without a colour or a cloud. And there were rivers, but they stood Without a murmur on the flood, Waveless and dark, their task was o'er,— The sea lay silent on the shore, Without a sign upon its breast Save of interminable rest: And there were palaces and halls, But silence reign'd amid their walls, Though crowds yet fill'd them; for no sound Rose from the thousands gather'd round; All wore the same white, bloodless hue, All the same eyes of glassy blue, Meaningless, cold, corpse-like as those No gentle hand was near to close. And all seem'd, as they look'd on me, In wonder that I yet could be A moving shape of warmth and breath Alone amid a world of death.
    Letitia Elizabeth Landon
  • Life continues, and some mornings, weary of the noise, discouraged by the prospect of the interminable work to keep after, sickened also by the madness of the world that leaps at you from the newspaper, finally convinced that I will not be equal to it and that I will disappoint everyone—all I want to do is sit down and wait for evening. This is what I feel like, and sometimes I yield to it.
    Albert Camus

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