ad infinitum

ad in·fi·ni·tum
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ad in-fuh-nahy-tuh m, ad in-]
    • /ˈad æd ˌɪn fəˈnaɪ təm, ˌæd ɪn-/
    • /æd ˌɪn.ˈfɪ.nə.təm/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad in-fuh-nahy-tuh m, ad in-]
    • /ˈad æd ˌɪn fəˈnaɪ təm, ˌæd ɪn-/

Definitions of ad infinitum words

  • adverb ad infinitum If something happens ad infinitum, it is repeated again and again in the same way. 3
  • adverb ad infinitum without end; endlessly; to infinity 3
  • noun ad infinitum endlessly; forever; without limit 3
  • adverb ad infinitum to infinity; endlessly; without limit. 1
  • adverb ad infinitum Endlessly; for ever; neverendingly. 0

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ad infinitum popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 34% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 56% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for ad infinitum

adj ad infinitum

  • forever — without ever ending; eternally: to last forever.
  • perpetually — continuing or enduring forever; everlasting.
  • ceaselessly — without stop or pause; unending; incessant.
  • neverending — having or likely to have no end: never-ending worry.

adv ad infinitum

  • interminably — incapable of being terminated; unending: an interminable job.
  • never-ending — having or likely to have no end: never-ending worry.
  • on and on — so as to be or remain supported by or suspended from: Put your package down on the table; Hang your coat on the hook.
  • at length — If someone does something at length, they do it after a long period of time.
  • continuously — uninterrupted in time; without cessation: continuous coughing during the concert.

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