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English adjective: lasting

1. lasting continuing or enduring without marked change in status or condition or place

SamplesPermanent secretary to the president.
Permanent address.
Literature of permanent value.


Similarabiding, aeonian, ageless, enduring, eonian, eternal, everlasting, imperishable, indissoluble, perpetual, standing, unceasing, unending

See alsoineradicable, stable, unchangeable

Attributepermanence, permanency

Antonymsimpermanent, temporary

2. lasting existing for a long time

SamplesHopes for a durable peace.
A long-lasting friendship.

Synonymsdurable, long-lasting, long-lived



3. lasting retained; not shed

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


Domain categorybiological science, biology

Antonymscaducous, shed

4. lasting lasting a long time without change

SamplesA lasting relationship.



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