One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he's a very persistent man’
tenacious, persevering, determined, resolute, purposeful, dogged, single-minded, tireless, indefatigable, pertinacious, patient, diligent, assiduous, sedulous, unflagging, untiring, unwavering, insistent, importunate, relentless, unrelenting
stubborn, intransigent, obstinate, obdurate
2‘persistent rain will affect many areas’
continuing, constant, continual, continuous, non-stop, lasting, never-ending, steady, uninterrupted, unbroken, interminable, incessant, unceasing, endless, unending, perpetual, unremitting, unrelenting, relentless, unrelieved, sustained
3‘a persistent cough’
chronic, permanent, lingering, nagging, frequent, repeated, habitual
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