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Definition 1: retained; not shed - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where persistent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • persistent leaves remain attached past maturity
  • the persistent gills of fishes

Synonyms for persistent in the sense of this definition

(persistent belongs to category ...) the science that studies living organisms

Definition 2: never-ceasing - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where persistent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the relentless beat of the drums

Synonyms for persistent in the sense of this definition

(persistent is similar to ...) recurring regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series

"the continual banging of the shutters"

Definition 3: stubbornly unyielding - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where persistent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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
  • men tenacious of opinion

Synonyms for persistent in the sense of this definition

(persistent is similar to ...) tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield

Definition 4: continually recurring to the mind - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where persistent or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • haunting memories
  • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty

Synonyms for persistent in the sense of this definition

(persistent is similar to ...) impossible to forget

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