Synonyms for persistent

Synonyms for (adjective) persistent

Synonyms: relentless, unrelenting, persistent

Definition: never-ceasing

Usage: the relentless beat of the drums

Similar words: continual

Definition: occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series

Usage: the continual banging of the shutters


Synonyms: persistent, haunting

Definition: continually recurring to the mind

Usage: haunting memories; the cathedral organ and the distant voices have a haunting beauty- Claudia Cassidy

Similar words: unforgettable

Definition: impossible to forget


Synonyms: unyielding, dogged, dour, tenacious, persistent, pertinacious

Definition: stubbornly unyielding

Usage: 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

Similar words: unregenerate, obstinate, stubborn

Definition: tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield