constancy

A lathargic feeling, caused by a boring or repetitive activity, usually over a long period of time. This feeling is generally brought on by full-time work or full-time study. It can also be caused by repeating the same activity a number of times in one day. This feeling is less associated with true irritability, and more associated with begrudging acceptance of one's lot in life. (Constance where appropriate)

The constance of working in the same civil servant position for 36 years caused George to grow into a depressed loner, who came off us a lovable loser.

How can you possibly stand working in the same civil servant position for so long? Isn't the constancy killing you? Mary asked George. It's a living, George replied. Not much of one, Mary muttered as she walked away.


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  • Constancy — may refer to: Consistency (see also Consistency (disambiguation)) Permanence See also Inconstancy This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • constancy — I noun adherence, allegiance, application, attachment, backbone, Constance, continuity, decision, determination, devotion, diligence, faithfulness, firmness, fortitude, grit, industry, loyalty, permanence, perpetuity, perseverance, persistence,… …   Law dictionary

  • constancy — 1520s, from CONSTANCE (Cf. constance) + CY (Cf. cy) …   Etymology dictionary

  • constancy — [n] fixedness abidingness, adherence, allegiance, ardor, attachment, certainty, decision, dependability, determination, devotedness, devotion, doggedness, eagerness, earnestness, endurance, faith, fealty, fidelity, firmness, honesty, honor,… …   New thesaurus

  • constancy — [kän′stən sē] n. [L constantia < constans, prp. of constare < com , together + stare, to STAND] the state or quality of being unchanging; specif., a) firmness of mind or purpose; resoluteness b) steadiness of affections or loyalties;… …   English World dictionary

  • constancy — [[t]kɒ̱nstənsi[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT Constancy is the quality of staying the same even though other things change. Climate reflects a basic struggle between constancy and change... We live in a world without constancy. 2) N UNCOUNT (approval)… …   English dictionary

  • constancy — noun 1) constancy between lovers Syn: fidelity, faithfulness, loyalty, commitment, dedication, devotion; dependability, reliability, trustworthiness 2) the constancy of Henry s views Syn: steadfastness, resolution …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • constancy — con|stan|cy [ˈkɔnstənsi US ˈka:n ] n [U] formal 1.) the quality of staying the same even though other things change constancy of ▪ constancy of temperature 2.) loyalty and faithfulness to a particular person …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • constancy — noun (U) formal 1 the quality of staying the same even though other things change: constancy of purpose 2 loyalty and faithfulness to a particular person: constancy between husband and wife …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • constancy — noun a) The quality of being constant; steadiness or faithfulness in action, affections, purpose, etc. Constancy of character is what is chiefly valued and sought for by naturalists. b) An unchanging quality or characteristic of a person or thing …   Wiktionary

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