persistent

The Correct spelling is: persistent

Common misspellings of the word persistent are:

How do you spell persistent?. It is not peristent or even persistant for that matter!

  • adj.
    1. Refusing to give up or let go; persevering obstinately.
    2. Insistently repetitive or continuous: a persistent ringing of the telephone.
    3. Existing or remaining in the same state for an indefinitely long time; enduring: persistent rumors; a persistent infection.
    4. Botany. Lasting past maturity without falling off, as the calyx on an eggplant or the scales of a pine cone.
    5. Zoology. Retained permanently, rather than disappearing in an early stage of development: the persistent gills of fishes.
    persistently per·sis'tent·ly adv.


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