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constant

con·stant

constant

 
 
pronunciation:
kan stnt
parts of speech:
adjective, noun
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unchanging; uniform.
The composer's style remained constant through the latter part of his career.
synonyms:
changeless, consistent, immutable, invariable, regular, uniform
antonyms:
changeable, mutable, variable, volatile
similar words:
abiding, conformable, even, stable, stationary, steady, unvarying
definition 2: continual; persistent.
He was used to the constant hum of the traffic.The child's constant whining annoyed the guests.
synonyms:
continual, incessant, persistent, relentless, unremitting
antonyms:
fitful
similar words:
assiduous, chronic, continuous, endless, interminable, perpetual, unceasing
definition 3: steadfast; faithful.
Her constant devotion to the cause brought about much-needed reforms.
synonyms:
devoted, faithful, steadfast
antonyms:
fickle, inconstant
similar words:
abiding, dependable, firm, reliable, stable, staunch
 
part of speech: noun
definition: something that does not vary or change.
The speed of light is said to be a constant.Fear is one of the constants in an abused child's life.
synonyms:
invariable
antonyms:
variable
derivation: constantly (adv.)
Word Builder: constant +
  • constantly:
    all the time; without stopping.
Word Parts
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, and v. See com-. Note: con- is frequently an intensive prefix, as in "conceive ."
sta, stat, stant, -stance Latin and Greek root that means stand, standing, stablize
synonyms:
sist