Definition of perseverant in English:



  • 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’
    • ‘I was perseverant, I worked hard, and I had a supportive advisor.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Patrons of archives are a perseverant lot, don't expect to be handed answers on a silver platter, and will be satisfied with a query and retrieval system that gets them close to the evidence they need.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The critical resource is personnel - dedicated and energetic and perseverant - with a vision for a thriving undergraduate physics program.’
    • ‘Stoic, perseverant and disciplined, they are a proud people of few words who shun the limelight.’
    • ‘"Until recently, it was believed that the Penrose mechanism was not very efficient for generating energetic particles, but Dr. Williams' detailed and perseverant work showed that this may not be true," he said.’
    • ‘I'm sure my good ol' perseverant activist self will be back any time now.’
    • ‘I consider myself very ambitious and perseverant.’
    • ‘Families achieve these results through self-sacrifice and perseverant efforts that promote their children's development.’


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