- continuing or permanent.
- having continuity of phylogenetic characteristics.
Origin of persistent
SYNONYMS FOR persistent
Related formsper·sist·ent·ly, adverbnon·per·sist·ent, adjectivenon·per·sist·ent·ly, adverb
Examples from the Web for persistent
The North Korean hackers have proven to be a persistent adversary, if not the most skilled one.
One of the most persistent myths in American politics is the media-fueled concept of the lame duck.The Liberation of the Lame Duck: Obama Goes Full Bulworth|John Avlon|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
However, throughout their relationship, there were persistent rumors that Brown was also still seeing Rihanna.The Chris Brown vs. Drake Feud Continues: Brown Claims Ex GF Karrueche Tran Cheated with Drizzy|Marlow Stern|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Persistent rumors that Darren Wilson will not be indicted for putting six bullet holes in teenager Michael Brown.‘Dear White People’: How An Ex-Publicist’s Twitter Became One of the Year’s Most Important Films|Marlow Stern|October 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One possible answer was that the animal integrated fragments of the virus into its genes as a result of persistent infection.Ebola's Roots Are 50 Times Older Than Mankind. And That Could Be the Key to Stopping It.|Michael Daly|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eleanor Gray—the world is small, the life of it persistent; generations repeat themselves, and each is young but once.The Militants|Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
His arms still clung to her in spite of the persistent efforts she made to shake them off.When Dreams Come True|Ritter Brown
Divorce is said to be permitted only for persistent misconduct on the part of the wife.
The exception I take to it is the persistent employment of the cymbals with the bass drum.Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work|Stephen Samuel Stratton
What does Lynette represent in her impulsive and persistent opposition to Gareth?Teachers' Outlines for Studies in English|Gilbert Sykes Blakely
British Dictionary definitions for persistent
- (of parts normally present only in young stages) present in the adultpersistent gills in axolotls
- continuing to grow or develop after the normal period of growthpersistent teeth