Definition of lasting in English:



  • Enduring or able to endure over a long period of time.

    ‘they left a lasting impression’
    ‘a lasting, happy marriage’
    • ‘Their number has grown considerably; yet few have been able to leave a lasting impression on listeners.’
    • ‘‘If we are able to find a lasting solution, our city will be like heaven,’ he observes.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, the promo established a lasting brand impression while creating anticipation for the show.’
    • ‘What a lasting impression this will leave on me.’
    • ‘These moments have important and lasting effects on individuals who are likely to see themselves and others in a more spontaneous and healthier way.’
    • ‘But this aspect of the decision, which seems less important than the justiciability question, may not establish a lasting precedent.’
    • ‘Time has come to awaken the sleeping giant in young people in Zambia because they have the potential to make a lasting impression and set precedents that future can benefit from.’
    • ‘The council is hoping that by spending any grants from the Elevate programme wisely it will be able to make a lasting difference to a town where property prices have slumped and run down housing blights large areas.’
    • ‘So take your time and find your own inner and outer beauty, don't force it to change just to leave a lasting impression on people.’
    • ‘The Democratic Party will not win elections or build a lasting majority solely by changing its rhetoric, nor will we win by adopting the other side's positions.’
    • ‘He can never hope for lasting human contacts: abiding love, enduring friendship.’
    • ‘A special word of thanks must go to all the youthful helpers who truly rose to the occasion and left a lasting impression in the minds and hearts of all concerned.’
    • ‘‘I saw fewer and fewer UK rock bands able to make a lasting impact on US audiences,’ he said.’
    • ‘Each day my son and I visit tiny traumatic experiences, unavoidable really, but I wonder if they make a lasting impression, deep enough to wipe away any growing feelings of affection.’
    • ‘Yet 93 percent of Americans still say they hope to form a lasting and happy union with one person.’
    • ‘None of the ICU successor groups was able to cement a lasting organizational framework.’
    • ‘He was not able to establish a lasting dialogue with the United States at that point, however.’
    • ‘The shallow walls, deep reefs and colourful coral gardens that lie beyond its never-ending coastline leave a lasting impression on the most experienced of divers.’
    • ‘Is this the way it should be if you want to be able to have a lasting relationship with someone else?’
    • ‘Twelve had undergone lasting personality change, leaving them hostile and mistrustful, socially withdrawn and plagued by feelings of emptiness and hopelessness.’
    enduring, long-lasting, long-lived, lifelong, abiding, continuing, remaining, long-term, surviving, persisting, permanent, deep-rooted, indelible, ingrained
    durable, constant, stable, established, secure, fast, firm, fixed, long-standing
    unchanging, never-changing, irreversible, immutable, eternal, undying, everlasting, perennial, perpetual, unending, never-ending, endless, immortal, imperishable, unfading, changeless, indestructible, ceaseless, unceasing, unwavering, unfaltering, non-stop, steady, steadfast, uninterrupted, unbroken, interminable
    dependable, reliable
    sempiternal, perdurable
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