Scoundrel vs Persist - What's the difference?

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As a noun scoundrel

is a mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a person without honour or virtue.

As a verb persist is

to go on stubbornly or resolutely.

scoundrel

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • A mean, worthless fellow; a rascal; a villain; a person without honour or virtue.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Go, if your ancient, but ignoble blood / Has crept through soundrels ever since the flood.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * scoundrelly

    See also

    persist

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To go on stubbornly or resolutely.
  • To repeat an utterance.
  • To continue to exist.
  • (computing) To cause to persist; make permanent.
  • * 2006 , Marco Bellinaso, ASP.NET 2.0 Website Programming
  • This would not be saved after his session terminates because we don't have an actual user identity to allow us to persist the settings.
  • * 2009 , Alistair Croll, Sean Power, Complete Web Monitoring
  • While hashtags aren't formally part of Twitter, some clients, such as Tweetdeck, will persist hashtags across replies to create a sort of message threading.

    Synonyms

    * (go on stubbornly or resolutely) persevere, see also * (continue to exist) last, remain

    Derived terms

    * persistence / persistency * persistent

    See also

    (cognate terms using -sist) * absist * assist * consist * desist * exist * insist * resist * subsist

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