Lingering vs Persistant - What's the difference?

lingering | persistant |


As a verb lingering

is .

As a noun lingering

is an act of lingering or waiting.

As an adjective persistant is

.

lingering

English

Verb

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  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • An act of lingering or waiting.
  • * 2000 , David S. Reynolds, A Historical Guide to Walt Whitman (page 73)
  • But through this insistent rhythm and rhyme, there are only questions and parenthetical pauses, interruptions and lingerings .
  • That which lingers; a remnant.
  • * (Washington Irving)
  • The lingerings of decent pride were visible in her appearance. Her dress, though humble in the extreme, was scrupulously clean.

    persistant

    English

    Adjective

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