HyperDic: persistent

English > 4 senses of the word persistent:
ADJECTIVEallpersistent, relentless, unrelentingnever / never-ceasing
allpersistent, hauntingcontinually recurring to the mind
allpersistent, lastingretained
allpersistent, dogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious, unyieldingstubbornly unyielding
persistent > pronunciation
Soundspersih'stahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > persistent: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningnever / never-ceasing.
Synonymsrelentless, unrelenting
BroadercontinualOccurring without interruption
Spanishincesante, persistente
Catalanincessant, persistent, persitent
Nounspersistencethe property of a continuous and connected period of time
persistencypersistent determination
Adverbspersistentlywith persistence
persistentlyin a persistent manner
Verbspersistbe persistent, refuse to stop
English > persistent: 4 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcontinually recurring to the mind.
Synonymhaunting
Broaderunforgettableimpossible to forget
Spanishobsesionante, persistente
Catalanpersistent
English > persistent: 4 senses > adjective 3
MeaningRetained; not shed.
Examples
  • "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"
  • "the persistent gills of fishes"
Synonymlasting
Categorybiology, biological scienceThe science that studies living organisms
Oppositecaducous, shedshed at an early stage / stage of development
Spanishduradero, persistente
Catalandurador, persistent
Verbspersistcontinue to exist
persiststay behind
English > persistent: 4 senses > adjective 4
Meaningstubbornly unyielding.
Synonymsdogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding
Broaderstubborn, obstinate, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Spanishinflexible, pertinaz, porfiado, tenaz
Catalaninflexible, pertinaç, porfidiós, tenaç
Nounspersistencepersistent determination

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