Incessant vs Perennial - What's the difference?

incessant | perennial |


As adjectives the difference between incessant and perennial

is that incessant is without pause or stop; not ending, especially to the point of annoyance 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).

incessant

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Without pause or stop; not ending, especially to the point of annoyance.
  • The dog's incessant barking kept the girl awake all night.

    Synonyms

    * unremitting * continuous * unceasing

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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.
  • * 1790 ,
  • 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).