V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. lasting for an indefinite amount of time; 2. recurring again and again; 3. in botany, lasting for several years, and blooming again and again

Synonyms: eternal, enduring, constant, repeating, recurrent, durable, long-lasting

Antonyms: short-lived, temporary, fleeting, annual

Tips: A plant that produces flowers year after year is referred to as a perennial. Thus, something described as perennial occurs again and again and is enduring.

Usage Examples:

We seem to have a perennial problem when it comes to having enough money set aside for Christmas presents. (recurrent, constant)

His perennial happiness made everyone around him a bit more cheery and optimistic. (enduring, constant)

I'm planning on planting some perennial plants in my garden so I can enjoy their flowers year after year. (recurrent, long-lasting, seasonal)

"The Grinch" is a perennial favorite among plays during the Christmas season. (recurrent, enduring)

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