What does persistent mean?

Definitions for persistent
pərˈsɪs tənt, -ˈzɪs-per·sis·tent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. persistent, relentless, unrelenting(adj)

    never-ceasing

    "the relentless beat of the drums"

  2. haunting, persistent(adj)

    continually recurring to the mind

    "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy

  3. persistent, lasting(adj)

    retained; not shed

    "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes"

  4. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding(adj)

    stubbornly unyielding

    "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"

Wiktionary

  1. persistent(Adjective)

    Obstinately refusing to give up or let go.

    She has had a persistent cough for weeks.

  2. persistent(Adjective)

    Insistently repetitive.

    There was a persistent knocking on the door.

  3. persistent(Adjective)

    Indefinitely continuous.

    There have been persistent rumours for years.

  4. persistent(Adjective)

    Lasting past maturity without falling off.

    Pine cones have persistent scales.

  5. persistent(Adjective)

    About some data or data structures: existing after the execution of the program. Remaining in existence past the lifetime of the program that creates it.

  6. persistent(Adjective)

    Describing a fractal process that has a positive Brown function

  7. persistent(Adjective)

    non-transient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persistent(adj)

    inclined to persist; having staying qualities; tenacious of position or purpose

    Etymology: [L. persistens, -entis, p. pr. of persistere. See Persist.]

  2. Persistent(adj)

    remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; -- opposed to deciduous, and caducous

    Etymology: [L. persistens, -entis, p. pr. of persistere. See Persist.]

British National Corpus

  1. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'persistent' in Adjectives Frequency: #881

Anagrams for persistent »

  1. pinsetters, presentist, prettiness

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How to say persistent in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of persistent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of persistent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of persistent in a Sentence

  1. Kingsley Chow:

    I am following the majority action. This is a significantly essential issue as you have promised substantial and persistent dividend-paying, but you fail to do that, our first demand, at least, you have to open EGM to explain to us face-to-face, not just an apology letter!.

  2. Vincent Nop:

    We always try but we fail, be persistent.

  3. Johnny Depp:

    I was attacked yesterday morning by a very rarely seen or experienced animal called 'chupacabra.' I fought with it for hours. They're very persistent, very mean. And I'm pretty sure it came into my suitcase. I threw him off the 23rd floor. So we'll never see him again. Thank you for understanding.

  4. German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier:

    At a time in which we are trying to defuse a persistent and dangerous conflict, this does not contribute towards that.

  5. Anthony Ferrante:

    The North Koreans have quickly become the world's most advanced and persistent digital bank robbers, the North Koreans's clear that global economic penalties are working and have forced The North Koreans to turn to alternative approaches to create revenue.

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