nonpersevering

persevering

[pur-suh-veer-ing]
adjective
displaying perseverance; resolutely persistent; steadfast: a persevering student.

Origin:
1640–50; persevere + -ing2

perseveringly, adverb
nonpersevering, adjective
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persevere
mid-14c., from O.Fr. perseverer, from L. perseverare "continue steadfastly, persist," from persevereus "very strict, earnest," from per- "very" + severus "strict" (see severity).
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