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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.

ChatGPT

  1. persistent

    Persistent generally refers to something that continues firmly or obstinately in a course of action, belief, or purpose, despite difficulty or opposition. It can also refer to something that continues to exist or endure over a prolonged period.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Persistentadjective

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

  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

  3. 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

  2. presentist

  3. 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. Thomas Tobin:

    Dear Pope Francis, You have boldly stated that abortion is ‘murder,’ please challenge President Biden on this critical issue. His persistent support of abortion is an embarrassment for the Church and a scandal to the world. Thank you.

  2. Megan Ranney:

    Or they have persistent loss of taste and smell, and they're losing weight because there's no joy from eating. Or they have that kind of brain fog that we hear about with long Covid.

  3. Daniel Swain:

    We haven’t seen the mega floods, but we have definitely seen hints of increasingly extreme precipitation even in the middle of what has otherwise been a period characterized by a pretty severe and persistent drought.

  4. 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!.

  5. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We are not aggressive, we are persistent in pursuing our interests.

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