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Perseus in Greek mythology, the son of Zeus and Danae, who slew Medusa and used her head with its fatal stare to save Andromeda from the sea monster Cetus. [2 definitions]
perseverance steadfast continuance in a course of action, task, or belief.
perseverate to manifest or experience perseveration. [2 definitions]
perseveration the pathological continuation or repetition of an action, gesture, or expression, such as a word or phrase. [2 definitions]
persevere to continue steadfastly in a task or course of action or hold steadfastly to a belief or commitment, esp. when met with opposition or difficulties; persist.
persevering steadfast in following a course of action or holding a belief; tenacious; persistent.
Persia an ancient empire that flourished in southwestern Asia from about the sixth to the fourth century B.C., centered in what is now Iran; Persian Empire. [2 definitions]
Persian of or pertaining to Iran or Persia or its people, culture, language, or the like. [5 definitions]
Persian cat any of a breed of domestic cat that was originally developed in Persia and the Middle East and that has long hair and a broad, round head.
Persian Gulf an extension of the Arabian Sea between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula.
Persian lamb the silky, tightly curled black or gray pelt of a lamb of the karakul sheep of Asia, used in the making of fur coats and hats.
Persian rug a handwoven rug made in Iran, having rich, harmonious colors in a variety of complex floral, foliate, and animal patterns.
persiflage playful teasing; banter. [2 definitions]
persimmon a juicy, orange or reddish fruit, larger than but similar to a plum in texture of skin and pulp, or any of the mostly tropical trees that bear this fruit.
persist to endure or continue steadfastly, stubbornly, or tenaciously. [3 definitions]
persistence the act of persisting. [3 definitions]
persistent continuing, lasting, or holding on, despite opposition or difficulties. [3 definitions]
persistent depressive disorder a condition of chronic mild depression or irritability that is often accompanied by other symptoms, including low self-esteem, eating or sleep disturbances, and fatigue. Formerly called dysthymia.
persnickety (informal) fussy or demanding. [2 definitions]
person a human being. [4 definitions]
persona in psychology, the outer personality, fašade, or public identity an individual presents to others.