Complete Definition of "constancy"

English

Noun
en-noun|constanc|ies

  1. uncountable The quality of being constant; steadiness or faithfulness in action, affections, purpose, etc.

#*1871, w:Charles_Darwin|Charles Darwin, Descent of Man, ch. 7 "On the Races of Man,"
#*:Constancy of character is what is chiefly valued and sought for by naturalists.

  1. countable An unchanging quality or characteristic of a person or thing.

#*1602, w:William_Shakespeare|William Shakespeare, All's Well That Ends Well, act 1, sc. 2,
#*:younger spirits . . .
#*:whose constancies
#*:Expire before their fashions.

Related terms
constant
constantly

Translations
trans-top|The quality of being constant
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Portuguese: constância f
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trans-top|An unchanging quality or characteristic of a person or thin
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Portuguese: constância f
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ttbc|French: constance f (1)

References
R:Webster 1828
R:Webster 1913|constancy
R:Dictionary.com|constancy
Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.
Random House Webster's Unabridged Electronic Dictionary, 1987-1996.

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