Ceaseless vs Perennial - What's the difference?

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Ceaseless is a related term of perennial.


As adjectives the difference between ceaseless and perennial

is that ceaseless is without an end while perennial is lasting or remaining active throughout the year, or all the time.

As a noun perennial is

a perennial plant; a plant that is active throughout the year or survives for more than two growing seasons compare (annual), (biennial).

ceaseless

English

Adjective

(-)
  • Without an end.
  • Without stop or pause, incessant.
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    perennial

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Lasting or remaining active throughout the year, or all the time.
  • a perennial stream
  • (botany, of a plant) Having a life cycle of more than two years. Compare (annual), (biennial).
  • (figuratively) Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; permanent; unceasing; never failing.
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  • The perennial existence of bodies corporate and their fortunes are things particularly suited to a man who has long views…
  • (figuratively) Enduring; lasting; timeless.
  • His artwork has a perennial beauty.
  • (figuratively) Recurrent; appearing or recurring again and again.
  • Change is a perennial theme in politics.

    Derived terms

    * perennially

    Noun

    (Perennial plant) (en noun)
  • A perennial plant; a plant that is active throughout the year or survives for more than two growing seasons. Compare (annual), (biennial).