- continuing or permanent.
- having continuity of phylogenetic characteristics.
SYNONYMS FOR persistent
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OTHER WORDS FROM persistentper·sist·ent·ly, adverbnon·per·sist·ent, adjectivenon·per·sist·ent·ly, adverb
Example sentences from the Web for persistent
Drifting at the edge of consciousness, I delighted, despite the persistent wedgie, in the image of stars through foliage, a glittering universe beyond cracks in the ever-shifting crown.
Women’s persistent underrepresentation is problematic for many reasons.The U.S. is too far behind the rest of the world when it comes to women in government|jakemeth|November 16, 2020|Fortune
The forecastThe weather is not looking great as of early in the week, especially for the first round on Thursday, when the forecast calls for persistent thunderstorms that will bring possibly heavy rain pretty much all day.The Masters in 2020 will be unlike any other. Here’s what you need to know.|Matt Bonesteel|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
What they will look like still seems highly uncertain, but there’s little doubt that our persistent presence in space won’t be coming to an end anytime soon.
There’s a persistent perception that chain waxing is a difficult, arcane process that takes a lot of work.
This stirring moment arrives in a chapter that spotlights the highs and lows of a persistently uneven book.
Did you continue the search so persistently without any certainty of the greave being still in existence?Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hemmed in by college debt and a persistently weak economy, almost 40 percent of the unemployed are between 20 and 34.Are Millennials Turning Their Backs on the American Dream?|Joel Kotkin|November 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And the persistently high price of gas is pushing more Americans of all ages to use public transportation.Farewell to the Gas Station: The Demise of a Car-Culture Icon|Daniel Gross|May 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
They know they must present their arguments clearly, passionately, and persistently.
He had persistently refused this request, and now enjoined it upon Barbara to follow his example.Barbara Blomberg, Complete|Georg Ebers
Keinohoomanawanui, a sloven, one persistently unclean, p. 88.Hawaiian Folk Tales|Various
There are but very few cases that will not yield to this discipline of the will when properly and persistently tried.Health Through Will Power|James J. Walsh
The things might have been alive and spiteful, so persistently did they elude every wile.Ralph Denham's Adventures in Burma|George Norway
Stankevitch wrote that not deliberately, but persistently, the Committee was dealing death-blows to the Government.The Russian Turmoil|Anton Ivanovich Denikin
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