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persistent

per·sist·ent

persistent

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sI stnt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: continuing, lasting, or holding on, despite opposition or difficulties.
a persistent salesman
synonyms:
persevering, stubborn, tenacious
similar words:
assiduous, diligent, dogged, enduring, everlasting, firm, indefatigable, lasting, obdurate, patient, pertinacious, relentless, sedulous, steadfast, unshakable
definition 2: happening continuously or repetitively.
persistent interruptions
synonyms:
continual, continuous, perpetual, recurrent, repeated
antonyms:
intermittent, occasional
similar words:
chronic, constant, dogmatic, endless, frequent, incessant, unceasing
definition 3: enduring or long-lasting.
a persistent cough
synonyms:
enduring, lasting
similar words:
abiding, chronic, constant, continuous, incessant, obstinate, relentless, stubborn, tenacious, unremitting
derivation: persistently (adv.)