Adjective "Persistent" Definition and Examples


    Adjective:

    Persistent


    Definition:

    1. persisting, especially in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement, etc.; persevering: a most annoyingly persistent young man.

    2. lasting or enduring tenaciously: the persistent aroma of verbena; a persistent cough.

    3. constantly repeated; continued: persistent noise.

    4. Biology. continuing or permanent. having continuity of phylogenetic characteristics.

    5. Botany. remaining attached beyond the usual time, as flowers, flower parts, or leaves.

    Examples:

    "people can be persistent in things."

    "pressures can be persistent in quarters."

    "oils can be persistent at heatings."

    "winds can be persistent of places."

    "vowels can be persistent in lists."

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