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persistenta. [L. persistens, -entis, p. pr. of persistere. See Persist.].
  •  Inclined to persist; having staying qualities; tenacious of position or purpose.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; -- opposed to deciduous, and caducous.  [1913 Webster]


persistent, adj.
1 continuing obstinately; persisting.
2 enduring.
3 constantly repeated (persistent nagging).
4 Biol. (of horns, leaves, etc.) remaining instead of falling off in the normal manner.

persistence n. persistency n. persistently adv.



abiding, accordant, adherent, adhesive, age-long, aged, alike, ancient, antique, archaic, assiduous, automatic, balanced, beaten, booming, bound, bound and determined, bulldogged, bulldoggish, bulldoggy, bullheaded, changeless, chronic, clamant, clamorous, clingy, committed, consistent, consonant, constant, continual, continuing, continuous, correspondent, crying, decided, decisive, dedicated, definite, demanding, determined, devoted, diligent, diuturnal, dogged, draining, durable, earnest, echoic, echoing, enduring, equable, equal, even, evergreen, exacting, exigent, exorbitant, extortionate, faithful, fast, firm, fixed, flat, frequent, frozen, gluey, glutinous, grasping, growling, gummy, habitual, hackneyed, hardy, haunting, homogeneous, immobile, immutable, importunate, inalterable, incessant, indefatigable, indelible, indomitable, industrious, inflexible, insistent, instant, intact, interminable, intransient, invariable, inveterate, invincible, inviolate, lasting, level, lingering, long-lasting, long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval, longevous, loud, loyal, macrobiotic, measured, mechanical, methodic, monolithic, nagging, never-tiring, obdurate, obsessive, obstinate, of a piece, of long duration, of long standing, ordered, orderly, patient, patient as Job, perdurable, perduring, perennial, permanent, perpetual, perseverant, persevering, persisting, pertinacious, plodding, plugging, preoccupied, pressing, purposeful, quiescent, rapt, reboant, rebounding, recurrent, recurring, reechoing, regular, relentless, remaining, repercussive, repetitive, resolute, resolved, resounding, reverberant, reverberating, reverberatory, rigid, robotlike, routine, rumbling, sedulous, self-adhesive, sempervirent, serious, sincere, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, smooth, solid, sounding, stable, static, stationary, staunch, staying, steadfast, steady, stereotyped, stickable, sticking, sticky, stubborn, sustained, systematic, tacky, taxing, tenacious, thundering, tireless, torpid, tough, trite, unabating, unaltered, unbroken, unceasing, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unchecked, unconquerable, undamped, undaunted, undestroyed, undeveloped, undeviating, undifferentiated, undiscouraged, undiversified, undrooping, undying, unending, unfading, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, unforgettable, uniform, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding, unrelaxing, unrelenting, unremitting, unruffled, unshakable, unshifting, unsleeping, unswerving, untiring, unvaried, unvarying, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, urgent, utterly attentive, viscid, vital, weariless, well-trodden, well-worn, wholehearted




N perseverance, continuance, permanence, firmness, constancy, steadiness, singleness of purpose, tenacity of purpose, persistence, plodding, patience, sedulity, pertinacy, pertinacity, pertinaciousness, iteration, bottom, game, pluck, stamina, backbone, grit, indefatigability, indefatigableness, bulldog courage, persevering, constant, steady, steadfast, undeviating, unwavering, unfaltering, unswerving, unflinching, unsleeping, unflagging, undrooping, steady as time, unrelenting, unintermitting, unremitting, plodding, industrious, strenuous, pertinacious, persisting, persistent, solid, sturdy, staunch, stanch, true to oneself, unchangeable, unconquerable, indomitable, game to the last, indefatigable, untiring, unwearied, never tiring, through evil report and good report, through thick and thin, through fire and water, per fas et nefas, without fail, sink or swim, at any price, vogue la galere, never say die, give it the old college try, vestigia nulla retrorsum, aut vincer aut mori, la garde meurt et ne se rend pas, tout vient a temps pour qui sait attendre.


N diuturnity, a long time, a length of time, an age, a century, an eternity, slowness, perpetuity, blue moon, coon's age, dog's age, durableness, durability, persistence, endlessness, lastingness, continuance, standing, permanence, survival, survivance, longevity, distance of time, protraction of time, prolongation of time, extension of time, delay, durable, lasting, of long duration, of long-standing, permanent, endless, chronic, long-standing, intransient, intransitive, intransmutable, persistent, lifelong, livelong, longeval, long-lived, macrobiotic, diuturnal, evergreen, perennial, sempervirent, sempervirid, unrelenting, unintermitting, unremitting, perpetual, lingering, protracted, prolonged, spun out, long-pending, long-winded, slow, long, for a long time, for an age, for ages, for ever so long, for many a long day, long ago, longo intervallo, all the day long, all the year round, the livelong day, as the day is long, morning noon and night, hour after hour, day after day, for good, permanently.


N permanence, stability, quiescence, obstinacy, permanence, persistence, endurance, durability, standing, status quo, maintenance, preservation, conservation, conservation, law of the Medes and Persians, standing dish, stable, persisting, permanent, established, unchanged &c (change), renewed, intact, inviolate, persistent, monotonous, uncheckered, unfailing, undestroyed, unrepealed, unsuppressed, conservative, qualis ab incepto, prescriptive, stationary, in statu quo, for good, finally, at a stand, at a standstill, uti possidetis, without a shadow of turning, esto perpetua, nolumus leges Angliae mutari, j'y suis et j'y ereste.

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