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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (4)

1. never-ceasing;
- Example: "the relentless beat of the drums"
[syn: persistent, relentless, unrelenting]

2. continually recurring to the mind;
- Example: "haunting memories"
- Example: "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy
[syn: haunting, persistent]

3. retained; not shed;
- Example: "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"
- Example: "the persistent gills of fishes"
[syn: persistent, lasting]

4. stubbornly unyielding;
- Example: "dogged persistence"
- Example: "dour determination"
- Example: "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"
- Example: "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
- Example: "men tenacious of opinion"
[syn: dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Persistent \Per*sist"ent\, a. [L. persistens, -entis, p. pr. of persistere. See Persist.] 1. Inclined to persist; having staying qualities; tenacious of position or purpose. [1913 Webster] 2. (Biol.) Remaining beyond the period when parts of the same kind sometimes fall off or are absorbed; permanent; as, persistent teeth or gills; a persistent calyx; -- opposed to deciduous, and caducous. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

persistent adj 1: never-ceasing; "the relentless beat of the drums" [syn: persistent, relentless, unrelenting] 2: continually recurring to the mind; "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy [syn: haunting, persistent] 3: retained; not shed; "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes" [syn: persistent, lasting] [ant: caducous, shed] 4: 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" [syn: dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

245 Moby Thesaurus words for "persistent": abiding, accordant, adherent, adhesive, age-long, aged, alike, ancient, antique, archaic, assiduous, automatic, balanced, beaten, booming, bound, bound and determined, bulldogged, bulldoggish, bulldoggy, bullheaded, changeless, chronic, clamant, clamorous, clingy, committed, consistent, consonant, constant, continual, continuing, continuous, correspondent, crying, decided, decisive, dedicated, definite, demanding, determined, devoted, diligent, diuturnal, dogged, draining, durable, earnest, echoic, echoing, enduring, equable, equal, even, evergreen, exacting, exigent, exorbitant, extortionate, faithful, fast, firm, fixed, flat, frequent, frozen, gluey, glutinous, grasping, growling, gummy, habitual, hackneyed, hardy, haunting, homogeneous, immobile, immutable, importunate, inalterable, incessant, indefatigable, indelible, indomitable, industrious, inflexible, insistent, instant, intact, interminable, intransient, invariable, inveterate, invincible, inviolate, lasting, level, lingering, long-lasting, long-lived, long-standing, long-term, longeval, longevous, loud, loyal, macrobiotic, measured, mechanical, methodic, monolithic, nagging, never-tiring, obdurate, obsessive, obstinate, of a piece, of long duration, of long standing, ordered, orderly, patient, patient as Job, perdurable, perduring, perennial, permanent, perpetual, perseverant, persevering, persisting, pertinacious, plodding, plugging, preoccupied, pressing, purposeful, quiescent, rapt, reboant, rebounding, recurrent, recurring, reechoing, regular, relentless, remaining, repercussive, repetitive, resolute, resolved, resounding, reverberant, reverberating, reverberatory, rigid, robotlike, routine, rumbling, sedulous, self-adhesive, sempervirent, serious, sincere, single-minded, sleepless, slogging, smooth, solid, sounding, stable, static, stationary, staunch, staying, steadfast, steady, stereotyped, stickable, sticking, sticky, stubborn, sustained, systematic, tacky, taxing, tenacious, thundering, tireless, torpid, tough, trite, unabating, unaltered, unbroken, unceasing, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, unchecked, unconquerable, undamped, undaunted, undestroyed, undeveloped, undeviating, undifferentiated, undiscouraged, undiversified, undrooping, undying, unending, unfading, unfailing, unfaltering, unflagging, unflinching, unforgettable, uniform, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unnodding, unrelaxing, unrelenting, unremitting, unruffled, unshakable, unshifting, unsleeping, unswerving, untiring, unvaried, unvarying, unwavering, unwearied, unwearying, unwinking, urgent, utterly attentive, viscid, vital, weariless, well-trodden, well-worn, wholehearted
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

persistence persistent 1. A property of a programming language where created objects and variables continue to exist and retain their values between runs of the program. 2. The length of time a phosphor dot on the screen of a cathode ray tube will remain illuminated after it has been energised by the electron beam. Long-persistence phosphors reduce flicker, but generate ghost-like images that linger on screen for a fraction of a second. (1994-11-09)