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English adjective: persistent

1. persistent never-ceasing


SamplesThe relentless beat of the drums.


Synonymsrelentless, unrelenting


Similarcontinual


Antonymssporadic

2. persistent continually recurring to the mind


SamplesHaunting memories.
The cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty.


Synonymshaunting


Similarunforgettable


Antonymsforgettable

3. persistent retained; not shed


SamplesPersistent leaves remain attached past maturity.
The persistent gills of fishes.


Synonymslasting


Domain categorybiological science, biology


Antonymscaducous, shed

4. persistent stubbornly unyielding


SamplesDogged persistence.
Dour determination.
The most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics.
A mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it.
Men tenacious of opinion.


Synonymsdogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding


Similarobstinate, stubborn, unregenerate


Antonymsdocile









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