constant


constant
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. staunch, steadfast, loyal; fast, firm, unwavering, unchanging, unswerving, unflagging; permanent, abiding, enduring; steady, stable; regular, even; continual, incessant. See probity, stability, frequency, perpetuity, tenacity, permanence, continuity, regularity.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Not changing or ceasing]
Syn. steady, uniform, unchanging, invariable, continuous, persistent, continual, incessant, ceaseless, perpetual, unceasing, unremitting, uninterrupted, regular, repeated, unvarying, equable, even, fixed, consistent, connected, unbroken, nonstop, relentless, immutable, monotonous, monochRome, monochromatic, standardized, regularized, interminable, endless, unending, never-ending, permanent, eternal, everlasting; see also perpetual 1 , 2 , regular 3 .
2. [Faithful]
Syn. steadfast, unswerving, resolute; see faithful .
See Synonym Study at faithful , perpetual .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) a.
1. unchanging steady, regular, invariable, firm, permanent, solid, fixed, stable.
2. perpetual endless, never ending, relentless, continual, nonstop, unremitting, sustained, incessant, persistent.
3. faithful loyal, steadfast, devoted, tried-and-true.
ANT.: 1. variable, unstable. 2. intermittent, occasional, sporadic. 3. disloyal, unfaithful, fickle
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Existing or occurring without interruption or end: around-the-clock, ceaseless, continual, continuous, endless, eternal, everlasting, incessant, interminable, nonstop, ongoing, perpetual, persistent, relentless, round-the-clock, timeless, unceasing, unending, unfailing, uninterrupted, unremitting. See CONTINUE. 2. Remaining continually unchanged: changeless, consistent, invariable, same, unchanging, unfailing. See CHANGE. 3. Having no change or variation: changeless, equable, even1, invariable, invariant, regular, same, steady, unchanging, uniform, unvarying. See SAME. 4. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence: determined, firm1, resolute, steadfast, steady, stiff, tough, unbending, uncompromising, unflinching, unwavering, unyielding. See PURPOSE. 5. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, a cause, or a duty: allegiant, faithful, fast, firm1, liege, loyal, staunch, steadfast, true. See CONTINUE, TRUST.

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