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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

INTERM'INABLE, a. [L. in and terminus, end; termino, to end.]
Boundless; endless; admitting no limit; as interminable space or duration; interminable sufferings. Milton uses this word as an appellation of the Godhead.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

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1: tiresomely long; seemingly without end; "endless debates"; "an endless conversation"; "the wait seemed eternal"; "eternal quarreling"; "an interminable sermon" [syn: endless, eternal, interminable]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin interminabilis, from Latin in- + terminare to terminate Date: 15th century having or seeming to have no end; especially wearisomely protracted <an interminable sermon> interminableness noun interminably adverb

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 endless. 2 tediously long or habitual. 3 with no prospect of an end. Derivatives: interminableness n. interminably adv. Etymology: ME f. OF interminable or LL interminabilis (as IN-(1), TERMINATE)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Interminable In*ter"mi*na*ble, a. [L. interminabilis: cf. F. interminable. See Terminate.] Without termination; admitting no limit; boundless; endless; wearisomely protracted; as, interminable space or duration; interminable sufferings. That wild interminable waste of waves. --Grainger. Syn: Boundless; endless; limitless; illimitable; immeasurable; infinite; unbounded; unlimited.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

If you describe something as interminable, you are emphasizing that it continues for a very long time and indicating that you wish it was shorter or would stop. ...an interminable meeting. = endless ADJ [emphasis] interminably He talked to me interminably about his first wife. ADV: usu ADV after v

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Illimitable, unlimited, boundless, unbounded, limitless, endless, infinite. 2. Wearisomely protracted, tediously long, long-drawn, that seems as if it would never end.

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