Associations to the word «Persistent»


PERSISTENT, adjective. Obstinately refusing to give up or let go.
PERSISTENT, adjective. Insistently repetitive.
PERSISTENT, adjective. Indefinitely continuous.
PERSISTENT, adjective. (botany) Lasting past maturity without falling off.
PERSISTENT, adjective. (computing) About some data or data structures: existing after the execution of the program. Remaining in existence past the lifetime of the program that creates it.
PERSISTENT, adjective. (mathematics) Describing a fractal process that has a positive Brown function
PERSISTENT, adjective. (mathematics) (stochastic processes) (of a state) non-transient.
PERSISTENT GENITAL AROUSAL DISORDER, noun. A spontaneous, persistent, and uncontrollable genital arousal, with or without orgasm or genital engorgement, unrelated to any feelings of sexual desire.
PERSISTENT VEGETATIVE STATE, noun. A condition of patients with severe brain damage in whom coma has progressed to a state of wakefulness without awareness.

Dictionary definition

PERSISTENT, adjective. Never-ceasing; "the relentless beat of the drums".
PERSISTENT, adjective. Continually recurring to the mind; "haunting memories"; "the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty"- Claudia Cassidy.
PERSISTENT, adjective. Retained; not shed; "persistent leaves remain attached past maturity"; "the persistent gills of fishes".
PERSISTENT, adjective. 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".

Wise words

The most important things are the hardest things to say. They are the things you get ashamed of because words diminish your feelings - words shrink things that seem timeless when they are in your head to no more than living size when they are brought out.
Stephen King