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Definitions for persistent
pərˈsɪs tənt, -ˈzɪs-per·sis·tent
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persistent, relentless, unrelentingadjective
"the relentless beat of the drums"
continually recurring to the mind
"haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy
retained; not shed
"persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes"
dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyieldingadjective
"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"
Obstinately refusing to give up or let go.
She has had a persistent cough for weeks.
There was a persistent knocking on the door.
There have been persistent rumours for years.
Lasting past maturity without falling off.
Pine cones have persistent scales.
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.
Describing a fractal process that has a positive Brown function
inclined to persist; having staying qualities; tenacious of position or purpose
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.]
remaining constantly; always present.
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Rank popularity for the word 'persistent' in Adjectives Frequency: #881
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The numerical value of persistent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of persistent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of persistent in a Sentence
They're extremely strong, and they are extremely persistent, and that's what makes them so good for nonstick, waterproof and stain-repellant products.
They are cheap, provide long-term persistent stare for collection of imagery, communications and other information – including weather.
Investors are seen unwinding their buy-yen, sell-stocks positions which were persistent in the past few days.
We're highlighting that there is a domestic terrorism threat that is persistent, we don't differentiate between a domestic terrorism attack we're trying to stop or an international terrorism attack. It's a terrorism attack we're looking to stop.
These chemicals are so persistent and ubiquitous that they are present at very low levels in the home.
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- anhaltend, hartnäckig, ständig, beharrlich, ausdauerndGerman
- tenace, persistantFrench
- leanailteach, leanmhainneachScottish Gaelic
- נשנה, עקשן, מתמידHebrew
- 頑固, 不屈, 執拗, 持続性, 固執, しつこい, 長引く, いつまでも続くJapanese
- بهردهوام بوونKurdish
- commorantibus infestiorLatin
- pakepake, aumou, niwaniwa, nganaMāori
- aanhoudend, volhardend, hardnekkigDutch
- nieustanny, uporczywy, trwały, bezustanny, ciągłyPolish
- неотступный, устойчивый, стойкий, упорный, настойчивый, постоянныйRussian
- ȕpōran, у̏по̄ранSerbo-Croatian
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