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Meaning & Definition of Persistent in English

English

Persistent

/pərsɪstənt/

adjective

1. Never-ceasing

  • "The relentless beat of the drums"
    synonym:
  • persistent
  • ,
  • relentless
  • ,
  • unrelenting

2. Continually recurring to the mind

  • "Haunting memories"
  • "The cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- claudia cassidy
    synonym:
  • haunting
  • ,
  • persistent

3. Retained

  • Not shed
  • "Persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"
  • "The persistent gills of fishes"
    synonym:
  • persistent
  • ,
  • lasting

4. Stubbornly unyielding

  • "Dogged persistence"
  • "Dour determination"
  • "The most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"
  • "A mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- t.s.eliot
  • "Men tenacious of opinion"
    synonym:
  • dogged
  • ,
  • dour
  • ,
  • persistent
  • ,
  • pertinacious
  • ,
  • tenacious
  • ,
  • unyielding

Examples of using

His persistent efforts resulted in failure.
I have a persistent pain here.
How persistent you are!