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Synonyms for persistent
pərˈsɪs tənt, -ˈzɪs-per·sis·tent

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. persistent, relentless, unrelentingadjective

    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, persistentadjective

    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, lastingadjective

    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, unyieldingadjective

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. persistentadjective

    Synonyms:
    persevering, constant, steady

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. persistentadjective

    Synonyms:
    contumacious, persevering, insistent, pertinacious, tenacious, importunate, constant

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How to use persistent in a sentence?

  1. Tanya Froehlich:

    Our study assessed pyrethroid exposure using 3-PBA concentrations in a single urine sample, given that pyrethroids are non-persistent and rapidly metabolized, measurements over time would provide a more accurate assessment of typical exposure and are recommended in future studies before we can say definitively whether our results have public health ramifications.

  2. Tom Mantione:

    There’s some pandemic risk. However, I don’t believe that the U.S. will head in the direction like Austria. If Germany institutes a full lockdown, that would probably have an impact, again, to the supply chain, the biggest risk here to the market is not legislative policy or pandemic ... If the Fed chooses to react quickly and aggressively to persistent inflation, then the markets are going to have a problem.

  3. Raphael Bostic:

    If the public comes to believe that a persistent downside miss to the 2 % goal means the FOMC is not committed to that goal, then there is a problem.

  4. Sadiya Khan:

    Even more alarming are the persistent disparities with higher death rates among black Americans compared with white Americans.

  5. Lee Jong-min:

    Although the mobile market in general will soon enter a period of a strong year-end seasonality, demand is expected to keep trending down year-on-year due to persistent uncertainties in the global macro environment.


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