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

  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

  3. Origin: [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

How to pronounce persistent?

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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. John Wayne:

    You're a persistent cuss, pilgrim

  2. William Schaffner:

    These measles outbreaks are remarkably persistent.

  3. Motanga Andrew:

    We suffer from persistent blackouts  on a daily basis.

  4. Albert Einstein:

    Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.

  5. Groupe Credit Agricole:

    The economic scenario is based on persistent low interest rates.

Images & Illustrations of persistent

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