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Synonyms for persistent
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  1. persistent, relentless, unrelenting(adj)

    never-ceasing

    "the relentless beat of the drums"

    Synonyms:
    unappeasable, inexorable, lasting, unrelenting, tenacious, relentless, dour, haunting, stern, unyielding, grim, dogged, unforgiving, brutal, pertinacious

    Antonyms:
    caducous, sporadic, deciduous, forgettable, docile, shed

  2. haunting, persistent(adj)

    continually recurring to the mind

    "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy

    Synonyms:
    lasting, unrelenting, tenacious, relentless, dour, haunting, unyielding, dogged, pertinacious

    Antonyms:
    sporadic, caducous, shed, deciduous, forgettable, docile

  3. persistent, lasting(adj)

    retained; not shed

    "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes"

    Synonyms:
    permanent, lasting, durable, long-lived, unrelenting, tenacious, long-lasting, relentless, dour, haunting, unyielding, dogged, pertinacious

    Antonyms:
    forgettable, deciduous, shed, caducous, sporadic, docile

  4. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding(adj)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    saturnine, relentless, sullen, grim, long, sour, morose, haunting, retentive, dark, unyielding, moody, tenacious, recollective, dour, coherent, lasting, pertinacious, dogged, glowering, forbidding, unrelenting, glum

    Antonyms:
    sporadic, docile, deciduous, shed, forgettable, caducous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. persistent

    The headstrong person is not to be stopped in his own course of action, while the obstinate and stubborn is not to be driven to another's way. The headstrong act; the obstinate and stubborn may simply refuse to stir. The most amiable person may be obstinate on some one point; the stubborn person is for the most part habitually so; we speak of obstinate determination, stubborn resistance. Stubborn is the term most frequently applied to the lower animals and inanimate things. Refractory implies more activity of resistance; the stubborn horse balks; the refractory animal plunges, rears, and kicks; metals that resist ordinary processes of reduction are termed refractory. One is obdurate who adheres to his purpose in spite of appeals that would move any tender-hearted or right-minded person. Contumacious refers to a proud and insolent defiance of authority, as of the summons of a court. Pertinacious demand is contrasted with obstinate refusal. The unyielding conduct which we approve we call decided, firm, inflexible, resolute; that which we condemn we are apt to term headstrong, obstinate, stubborn. Compare PERVERSE.

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, decided, determined, dogged, firm, fixed, headstrong, heady, immovable, indomitable, inflexible, intractable, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, opinionated, pertinacious, refractory, resolute, resolved, stubborn, unconquerable, unflinching, unyielding

    Antonyms:
    amenable, complaisant, compliant, docile, dutiful, gentle, irresolute, obedient, pliable, pliant, submissive, teachable, tractable, undecided, wavering, yielding

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. persistent(a.)

    Synonyms:
    persevering, constant, steady

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