ADJ: usu ADJ n
If you describe someone's good qualities or behaviour as unfailing, you mean that they never change.

He had the unfailing care and support of Erica, his wife.

...a man of unfailing courtesy and kindness...

He continued to appear in the office with unfailing regularity thereafter.

Derived words:
unfailingly ADV usu ADV adj, also ADV with v

He was unfailingly polite to customers...

Foreigners unfailingly fall in love with the place.

English dictionary. 2008.


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