Undesisting

desist

[dih-zist, -sist]
verb (used without object)
to cease, as from some action or proceeding; stop.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Old French desister < Latin dēsistere to leave off, equivalent to dē- de- + sistere to stand, place, akin to stāre to stand

desistance, desistence, noun
nondesistance, noun
nondesistence, noun
nondesisting, adjective, noun
undesisting, adjective
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desist (dɪˈzɪst)
 
vb (often foll by from)
to cease, as from an action; stop or abstain
 
[C15: from Old French desister, from Latin dēsistere to leave off, stand apart, from de- + sistere to stand, halt]
 
de'sistance
 
n
 
de'sistence
 
n

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desist
1459, from M.Fr. desister (1358), from L. desistere, from de- "off" + sistere "stop, come to a stand" (see assist).
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