Definition of perseverant in English:


Line breaks: per|se¦ver|ant
Pronunciation: /pəːsəˈvɪər(ə)nt


  • Persistent in doing something despite difficulty; unwavering: you need to be spirited and perseverant to drive your projects through if you have a perseverant mind, you will work until all problems are resolved
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    • A creative and perseverant chemist has turned this vulnerability into an opportunity to safely remove hardened concrete from a variety of surfaces that are otherwise difficult to clean.
    • Croydon Community Mediation is looking for people who are good listeners, are perseverant, have a sense of humour, and are able to take the rough with the smooth.
    • Stoic, perseverant and disciplined, they are a proud people of few words who shun the limelight.


late Middle English: from Old French, from the verb perseverer (see persevere).

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