- The definition of perseverant is to be persistent and keep trying.
An example of perseverant is a person who continues to apply to medical schools even after several rejections.
Variant of perseverance
- the act of persevering; continued, patient effort
- the quality of one who perseveres; persistence
- in Calvinism, the continuance in grace of people elected to eternal salvation
Origin: OFr from Classical Latin perseverantia from perseverans, present participle of perseverare: see perseverate
- perseverant adjective
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