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eternal

e·ter·nal

eternal

 
pronunciation:
ih tuhr nl
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having no beginning or end; lasting always and forever.
Many people believe that God is eternal.
synonyms:
endless, everlasting, infinite
similar words:
constant, perpetual
definition 2: seeming to have no end or to go on forever.
We hoped the twins would stop their eternal fighting.
synonyms:
lasting, perpetual
antonyms:
brief, momentary
similar words:
constant, continual, persistent
derivations: eternally (adv.), eternality (n.)