1. perseverance or recurrence of a specific action, procedure , or activity in spite of the ceasing of the originating stimulant. 2. the quality or state of preserving a route of action or continuing at a job and completing it in spite of the opposing forces or effort involved. Commonly referred to as industriousness- or perseverance. 3. perseverance of existence, particularly for longer than is typical or presumed to occur.
PERSISTENCE: "His persistence is somewhat annoying."