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per·sist·ent

persistent

 
 
pronunciation:
pr sI stnt
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: continuing, lasting, or holding on in a firm, steady way.
A persistent salesman, he could sell ice to an Eskimo.
synonyms:
stubborn
similar words:
diligent, firm, lasting, steadfast
definition 2: lasting a long time.
I can't seem to get rid of this persistent cough.
synonyms:
lasting
similar words:
chronic, constant, continuous, incessant, obstinate, stubborn
derivation: persistently (adv.)
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The word persistent contains the following part:
per- Latin prefix that means through, throughout; very