persistent

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Persistent is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Adjective[change]

Positive
persistent

Comparative
more persistent

Superlative
most persistent

  1. If someone or something is persistent, they continue and do not give up quickly.
    She has had a persistent cough for weeks.
    There was a persistent knocking on the door.
    Many youth who spend time in jail actually become persistent offenders.
    There have been persistent rumours for years.
  2. (botany) Lasting past maturity without falling off.
    Pine cones have persistent scales.