Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Always able to supply more; inexhaustible: an unfailing source of good stories.
  • adj. Constant; unflagging: unfailing loyalty.
  • adj. Incapable of error; infallible.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. inexhaustible
  • adj. changeless
  • adj. infallible

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not failing; not liable to fail; inexhaustible; certain; sure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not liable to fail; incapable of being exhausted: as, an unfailing spring; unfailing sources of supply.
  • Not missing; always fulfilling a hope, promise, or want; not coming short; sure; certain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not liable to failure
  • adj. always able to supply more
  • adj. unceasing

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Examples

  • "Dear Stig, at this, maybe our last, meeting – in unfailing grateful memory."

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  • Martin was there, in a sense, for she could see from her attic the great blue flag as it fluttered in the breeze, and she called her unfailing -- and no longer ailing daughter to come to the window and look at it and wish it God-speed; after which she turned her old eyes again to their wonted resting-place, where the great sea rolled its crested breakers beyond the sands.

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  • Motioning me to sit down, the resourceful man punched the door, entitled the unfailing static bolt, and swore a candle to augment the one he had brought with him.

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  • But there is more to be said than to recall the unfailing zest of it, the extraordinary freshness of eye, the indomitable youthfulness and health of spirit -- all the qualities that we associate with Davis himself.

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  • Sodano's defense of the pope's "unfailing" leadership and courage, as well as of the work of priests worldwide with children entrusted to their care, built on a vigorous Vatican campaign to defend Benedict's moral authority.

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  • Sodano's defence of the pope's "unfailing" leadership and courage, as well as of the work of priests worldwide with children entrusted to their care, built on a vigorous Vatican campaign to defend Benedict's moral authority.

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  • World: Pope hailed as 'unfailing' leader at Easter Mass

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  • Pope, hit by scandal, called 'unfailing' leader of church at Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square

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  • Pope Benedict XVI, buffeted by sex abuse scandals, is being hailed as the "unfailing" leader of the church at the start of Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square.

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  • VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI, buffeted by sex abuse scandals, is being hailed as the "unfailing" leader of the church at the start of Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square.

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