Persistent



[per-sis-tuh nt, -zis-] /pərˈsɪs tənt, -ˈzɪs-/

adjective
1.
persisting, especially in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement, etc.; persevering:
a most annoyingly persistent young man.
2.
lasting or enduring tenaciously:
the persistent aroma of verbena; a persistent cough.
3.
constantly repeated; continued:
persistent noise.
4.
Biology.

5.
Botany. remaining attached beyond the usual time, as flowers, flower parts, or leaves.
/pəˈsɪstənt/
adjective
1.
showing persistence
2.
incessantly repeated; unrelenting: your persistent questioning
3.
(of plant parts) remaining attached to the plant after the normal time of withering: a fruit surrounded by a persistent perianth
4.
(zoology)

5.
(of a chemical, esp when used as an insecticide) slow to break down; not easily degradable
adj.

1723, from persistence or from Latin persistentem (nominative persistens), present participle of persistere (see persist). Related: Persistently.

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    [per-sis-tuh nt, -zis-] /pərˈsɪs tənt, -ˈzɪs-/ adjective 1. persisting, especially in spite of opposition, obstacles, discouragement, etc.; persevering: a most annoyingly persistent young man. 2. lasting or enduring tenaciously: the persistent aroma of verbena; a persistent cough. 3. constantly repeated; continued: persistent noise. 4. Biology. 5. Botany. remaining attached beyond the usual time, as flowers, […]



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