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.]

Entomology

  1. Persistent

    remaining constantly; always present.

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. Jay Travis:

    We love our neighborhoods, but unfortunately this has been a persistent problem in terms of excessive force being used by the police and the murder of black people with impunity by the police, so we're out of here for love for our city, we're out of here pushing for change ... and we're out here because we value the lives of black people that live throughout the city.

  2. Frida Bengtsson of Greenpeace:

    But from pollution and climate change to industrial krill fishing, humanity's footprint is clear, these results show that even the most remote habitats of the Antarctic are contaminated with microplastic waste and persistent hazardous chemicals.

  3. 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!.

  4. Michael Flynn:

    Having evaluated the (company's) technologies, I believe they can positively impact our military’s defense and situational awareness and that is why I am joining Jay and his team in expanding the role of persistent aerial solutions in the marketplace.

  5. Widney Brown:

    We want to encourage lower fertility rates but it can't be done coercively or by suppressing the growth of marginalized groups, if this bill is signed and applied selectively in areas where religious or ethnic minorities are already subjected to persistent and pervasive discrimination, we face a heightened risk of grave human rights violations.

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