What does persistent mean?

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

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. persistent, relentless, unrelentingadjective

    never-ceasing

    "the relentless beat of the drums"

  2. haunting, persistentadjective

    continually recurring to the mind

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

  3. persistent, lastingadjective

    retained; not shed

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

  4. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyieldingadjective

    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. persistentadjective

    Obstinately refusing to give up or let go.

    She has had a persistent cough for weeks.

  2. persistentadjective

    Insistently repetitive.

    There was a persistent knocking on the door.

  3. persistentadjective

    Indefinitely continuous.

    There have been persistent rumours for years.

  4. persistentadjective

    Lasting past maturity without falling off.

    Pine cones have persistent scales.

  5. persistentadjective

    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. persistentadjective

    Describing a fractal process that has a positive Brown function

  7. persistentadjective

    non-transient.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persistentadjective

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

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

  2. Persistentadjective

    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.]

Entomology

  1. Persistent

    remaining constantly; always present.

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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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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. Timothy Platts-Mills:

    The purpose of this study was to determine the frequency of persistent pain and functional decline and identify patient characteristics associated with these outcomes.

  2. Weiwen Ng:

    Export data from Singapore as well as the region confirm persistent cyclical and structural pressures on Asian trade, should the dismal export print persist or worsen, it will raise the odds of downside risks to Singapore's growth and put an October MAS easing into view, though that's not our base case at this juncture.

  3. Jerome Powell:

    The economy has rapidly gained strength despite the ongoing pandemic, giving rise to persistent supply and demand imbalances and bottlenecks, and thus to elevated inflation.

  4. Raul Bocanegra:

    It was a moment that I truly regret, that I am very sorry for, and for which I have accepted responsibility for my actions, these news reports have since fueled persistent rumors and speculation, and I do not believe that this is in the best interest of my constituents to continue to serve next term.

  5. Miles Taylor:

    Enough is enough and we need to offer a commonsense coalition for this country and a more unified alternative vision than what we're seeing from the present GOP, which has now become rotten to its core with its persistent attacks on our democracy, so our message is it's time to either reform or repeal the Republican Party.

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