perennial

[Per*en┬Ěni*al]

Perennial typically describes things that are permanent, constant, or repeated. If you fight with your parents every year over whether they really must invite your annoying cousins for Thanksgiving, you could call that a perennial conflict.

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ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains.

Noun
a plant lasting for three seasons or more

Adjective S.
recurring again and again; "perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements"

Adjective
lasting three seasons or more; "the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant"

Adjective S.
lasting an indefinitely long time; suggesting self-renewal; "perennial happiness"


a.
ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains.

a.
Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; unceasing; never failing.

a.
Continuing more than two years; as, a perennial steam, or root, or plant.

n.
A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not.


Perennial

Per*en"ni*al , a. [L. perennis that lasts the whole year through; per through + annus year. See Per-, and Annual.] 1. ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains. 2. Continuing without cessation or intermission; perpetual; unceasing; never failing.
The perennial existence of bodies corporate.
3. (Bot.) Continuing more than two years; as, a perennial steam, or root, or plant. Syn. -- Perpetual; unceasing; never failing; enduring; continual; permanent; uninterrupted.

Perennial

Per*en"ni*al, n. (Bot.) A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not.

ing or continuing through the year; as, perennial fountains.

A perennial plant; a plant which lives or continues more than two years, whether it retains its leaves in winter or not.

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Usage Examples

The perennial conviction that those who work hard and play by the rules will be rewarded with a more comfortable present and a stronger future for their children faces assault from just about every direction. That great enemy of democratic capitalism, economic inequality, is real and growing.

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Other Usage Examples

There is no arguing with the pretenders to a divine knowledge and to a divine mission. They are possessed with the sin of pride, they have yielded to the perennial temptation.

I can always see what I've done wrong. I'm always learning. I'm the perennial student.

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