UK [ˌpɜː(r)səˈvɪərɪŋ] / US [ˌpɜrsəˈvɪrɪŋ] adjective
determined to continue trying to achieve something difficult

a quiet and persevering young woman

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  • Persevering — Per se*ver ing, a. Characterized by perseverance; persistent. {Per se*ver ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • persevering — index chronic, diligent, durable, faithful (diligent), indelible, indestructible, indomitable, in …   Law dictionary

  • persevering — per|se|ver|ing [ ,pɜrsə vırıŋ ] adjective 1. ) determined to continue trying to achieve something difficult: PERSISTENT: a quiet and persevering young woman 2. ) continuing to exist, especially for longer than you would like: PERSISTENT: a… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • persevering — adjective quietly and steadily persevering especially in detail or exactness a diligent (or patient) worker with persevering (or patient) industry she revived the failing business • Syn: ↑diligent • Similar to: ↑patient • Derivationally related… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Persevering — Persevere Per se*vere , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Persevered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Persevering}.] [F. pers[ e]v[ e]rer, L. perseverare, fr. perseverus very strict; per + severus strict, severe. See {Per }, and {Severe}.] To persist in any business or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • persevering — perseveringly, adv. /perr seuh vear ing/, adj. displaying perseverance; resolutely persistent; steadfast: a persevering student. [1640 50; PERSEVERE + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • persevering — 1. noun perseverance 2. adjective Tending to persevere …   Wiktionary

  • persevering — Synonyms and related words: Spartan, accepting, armed with patience, assiduous, balking, balky, bigoted, bound, bound and determined, bulldogged, bulletheaded, bullheaded, case hardened, committed, constant, continuing, decided, decisive,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • persevering — v. endure, continue; persist, insistper·se·vere || ‚pÉœrsɪ vɪr /‚pɜːsɪ vɪə …   English contemporary dictionary

  • persevering — adj 1. persistent, assiduous, constant, tenacious; patient, enduring, abiding; diligent, zealous, ambitious, industrious, sedulous, careful, attentive, painstaking, plodding; indefatigable, indomitable, untiring, unwearied, undrooping, unflagging …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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