Definition of persistently adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//pəˈsɪstəntli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//pərˈsɪstəntli//
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  1. 1in a way that shows that you are determined to do something despite difficulties, especially when other people are against you and think that you are being annoying or unreasonable They have persistently denied claims of illegal dealing. a prison for juveniles who persistently reoffend
  2. 2in a way that continues for a long period of time without interruption, or that is repeated frequently, especially in a way that is annoying and cannot be stopped synonym unrelentingly persistently high interest rates