- continuing or permanent.
- having continuity of phylogenetic characteristics.
Words nearby persistent
Origin of persistent
SYNONYMS FOR persistent
OTHER WORDS FROM persistentper·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