Persistent and Willful

Persistent

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Persistent adjective – Continuing despite difficulties, opposition, or discouragement.
Usage example: although his first attempts were singularly unsuccessful, he was persistent in his pursuit of a career in rock music

Willful and persistent are semantically related In some cases you can use "Willful" instead an adjective "Persistent".
Nearby Words: persistence, persisting, persistently, persistency
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Willful

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Willful adjective – Sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion.
Usage example: the kind of willful person who can never bring himself to admit that he made a mistake

Persistent and willful are semantically related in stubborn topic. Sometimes you can use "Persistent" instead an adjective "Willful".
Nearby Words: willed, willfulness, willfully
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