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con·stant

constant

 
 
pronunciation:
kan stnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: going on without a pause; persistent.
The child's constant crying annoyed the neighbors.
synonyms:
continual, incessant
similar words:
chronic, continuous, endless, perpetual
definition 2: loyal; faithful.
She has been my most constant friend.
synonyms:
devoted, faithful, steadfast
similar words:
dependable, reliable
derivation: constantly (adv.)
Word Builder: constant +
  • constantly:
    all the time; without stopping.
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The word constant contains the following parts:
con- Latin prefix that means with, together
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The prefix con- is an assimilated form of com- used before roots beginning with c, d, f, g, j, n, s, t, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
sta, stas, stat, stant, -stance Latin and Greek root that means stand, standing, stabilize
synonyms:
sist