Student Thesaurus

One entry found for persistence.
Entry Word: persistence
Function: noun
Text: 1 continuing existence <the persistence of the child's fever made us start to worry>
Synonyms continuance, durability, endurance
Related Words longevity, staying power, tenacity; permanence; survival; continuation
Near Antonyms discontinuance; cessation, desisting, ending, finish, quitting, stop
2 uninterrupted or lasting existence <the persistence of the fever for a week caused me great worry> -- see CONTINUATION
3 a steadfast adherence to an opinion, purpose, or course of action <she found the persistence of her would-be boyfriend anything but endearing> -- see OBSTINACY