What are some opposite words for persistence?

Antonyms for persistence
pərˈsɪs təns, -ˈzɪs-per·sis·tence

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. persistence

    Industry is the quality, action, or habit of earnest, steady, and continued attention or devotion to any useful or productive work or task, manual or mental. Assiduity (Latin ad, to, and sedeo, sit), as the etymology suggests, sits down to a task until it is done. Diligence (Latin diligo, love, choose) invests more effort and exertion, with love of the work or deep interest in its accomplishment; application (Latin ad, to, and plico, fold) bends to its work and concentrates all one's powers upon it with utmost intensity; hence, application can hardly be as unremitting as assiduity. Constancy is a steady devotion of heart and principle. Patience works on in spite of annoyances; perseverance overcomes hindrances and difficulties; persistence strives relentlessly against opposition; persistence has very frequently an unfavorable meaning, implying that one persists in spite of considerations that should induce him to desist. Industry is diligence applied to some avocation, business, or profession. Labor and pains refer to the exertions of the worker and the tax upon him, while assiduity, perseverance, etc., refer to his continuance in the work.

    Antonyms:
    changeableness, fickleness, idleness, inattention, inconstancy, indolence, neglect, negligence, remissness, sloth

    Synonyms:
    application, assiduity, attention, constancy, diligence, effort, exertion, industry, intentness, labor, pains, patience, perseverance, sedulousness

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuity, persistencenoun

    the property of a continuous and connected period of time

    Synonyms:
    perseverance, tenacity, persistency, perseveration, doggedness, pertinacity, tenaciousness, continuity

  2. doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacitynoun

    persistent determination

    Synonyms:
    perseverance, tenacity, persistency, perseveration, doggedness, pertinacity, tenaciousness, continuity

  3. perseverance, persistence, perseverationnoun

    the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior

    "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"

    Synonyms:
    perseverance, tenacity, persistency, perseveration, doggedness, pertinacity, tenaciousness, continuity

How to use persistence in a sentence?

  1. Anthony D'Angelo:

    Never let your persistence and passion turn into stubbornness and ignorance.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Persistence in business keeps you or one going, making you or one willing to put in more efforts to avoid or better deal with experienced failure or challenge in the future. There are many stories highlighting the importance of persistence in achieving success in any venture. One of these is that of the legendary United States President Abraham Lincoln. He failed several times in elections, but he was not discouraged from forging on in pursuit of his aspiration until eventually he became the 16th President of U.S.A. Back home in Nigeria (my country), the election of General Muhammadu Buhari as the president of Nigeria is another good example of persistence. The former military Head of State, who was overthrown by General Ibrahim Babangida-led coup in 1985 after spending less than two years in office, had lost three previous presidential elections in 2003, 2007 and 2011. While many people made fun of him and wrote him off, he was undiscouraged and persistent. Thus, dare to be persistent in all you do. ~Emeasoba George.

  3. Paul Allen:

    To pay tribute to the USS Lexington and the brave men that served on her is an honor, as Americans, all of us owe a debt of gratitude to everyone who served and who continue to serve our country for their courage, persistence and sacrifice.

  4. Martin Eyears:

    It was persistence and timing, the right place at the right time that produced the sale, and a very realistic offer.

  5. Orla Doyle:

    Parents with higher incomes typically have more desirable (traits) such as higher IQ, motivation, persistence, and consciousness.

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