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    persistent - Dictionary definition and meaning for word persistent

    Definition
    (adj) never-ceasing
    Synonyms : relentless , unrelenting
    Example Sentence
    • the relentless beat of the drums
    Definition
    (adj) continually recurring to the mind
    Synonyms : haunting
    Example Sentence
    • haunting memories
    • the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty
    Definition
    (adj) retained; not shed
    Synonyms : lasting
    Example Sentence
    • persistent leaves remain attached past maturity
    • the persistent gills of fishes
    Definition
    (adj) stubbornly unyielding
    Example Sentence
    • 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
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