persistent

persistent
per|sis|tent [pəˈsıstənt US pər-] adj
1.) [usually before noun]
continuing to exist or happen, especially for longer than is usual or desirable
persistent rumours
persistent headaches
a persistent problem
persistent rain
2.) continuing to do something, although this is difficult, or other people warn you not to do it
If she hadn't been so persistent she might not have gotten the job.
persistent efforts
Persistent offenders (=people who often break the law) face a prison sentence.
>persistently adv
persistently low rainfall

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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