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Definitions of perennial

  1.   lasting an indefinitely long time suggesting self renewal perennial happiness
  2.   a plant lasting for three seasons or more
  3.   recurring again and again perennial efforts to stipulate the requirements
  4.   botany lasting three seasons or more the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant
  5.   lasting three seasons or more the common buttercup is a popular perennial plant
  6.   ing or continuing through the year as perennial fountains
  7.   Continuing without cessation or intermission perpetual unceasing never failing
  8.   Continuing more than two years as a perennial steam or root or plant
  9.   A perennial plant a plant which lives or continues more than two years whether it retains its leaves in winter or not
  10.   Lasting through the year as a perennial spring of water lasting more than two years as perennial plants enduring unceasing as perennial youth
  11.   A plant that lives from year to year
  12.   Perennially
  13.   Lasting several years noting in botany a plant which does not die down at the end of each season or each two seasons
  14.   Lasting through the year perpetual bot lasting more than two years
  15.   Lasting for years perpetual living more than two years as a plant
  16.   Lasting more than one season
  17.   A plant that lasts year after year
  18.   Lasting through the year perpetual continuing more than two years
  19.   A plant that lives more than two years
  20.   A plant whose leaves generally perish annually but whose root and stem survive for more than two years
  21.   Lasting through the year flowering for several years perpetual unceasing
  22.   Persisting through the year or for a number of years

Antonyms for perennial

dated, short, two-year, antiquated, biennial, lone, outworn, passe, sui generis, only, special, singular, annual, one, sporadic, outdated, outmoded, out-of-date, one-off, archaic, obsolete, alone, unique, solitary, one-year, sole.

Quotes of perennial

  1. It is the perennial youthfulness of mathematics itself which marks it off with a disconcerting immortality from the other sciences – E. T. Bell
  2. Falsehood is a perennial spring – Edmund Burke
  3. Pleasure is a shadow wealth is vanity and power a pageant but knowledge is ecstatic in enjoyment perennial in frame unlimited in space and indefinite in duration – DeWitt Clinton
  4. The World Cup is every four years so it's going to be a perennial problem – Gary Lineker
  5. 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 – Walter Lippmann
  6. Superstitions and belief in magic are perennial in just the same way as religion and something near to being universal among mankind and why this is so may be interesting but in most cases the beliefs themselves are devoid of interesting content at least to me – Bryan Magee
  7. I think that one of the nice things about the Yellow Submarine movie is that it seems to be perennial People enjoy watching from each generation And it was like the Beatles themselves You know the Beatles seem to find new audience each time another generation comes along – George Martin
  8. These are classic perennial ideals we are dealing with – Rob Morrow
  9. I can always see what I've done wrong I'm always learning I'm the perennial student – Pat Oliphant
  10. Each great athlete must some day bow to that perennial old champion Father Time even as I for Time eventually wins – Major Taylor

Usage examples for perennial

  1. In the centre of these shades some monks have a comfortable nest perennial springs a garden of delicious vegetables and I dare say a thousand luxuries besides which the poor mortals below never dream of – Dreams, Waking Thoughts, and Incidents by William Beckford
  2. Nevertheless we are not to suppose that everything is precious which Wordsworth standing even at this perennial and beautiful source may give us ” – Selections from the Prose Works of Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold
  3. This is quite enough to justify a perennial curiosity concerning the details of their alliance – The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller by Calvin Thomas
  4. Although the psychical life intellectual and nervous may be still vigorous the sap of the plant body no longer rises quick and warm and fructifying to earth's perennial call – Feminism and Sex-Extinction by Arabella Kenealy
  5. There is the great standing perennial problem to which human reason is as far from an answer as ever – The Adventure of the Cardboard Box by Arthur Conan Doyle
  6. “ I write for the 'People's Perennial and Household Inquisitor' ” – A Mortal Antipathy by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
  7. “ Hundreds of square miles of arid sand waste would thus be converted into fields of perennial verdure and the geography of Lower Egypt would be thereby sensibly changed – The Earth as Modified by Human Action by George P. Marsh
  8. The record of her achievements when contending against the most overwhelming odds and the example of those heroic personalities which mark the progress of her history have been a perennial fountain of inspiration to the Scottish people have made them what they are –  by
  9. Search for the ten tribes had now re established itself as a subject of perennial interest – Jewish Literature and Other Essays by Gustav Karpeles
  10. “ A good deed done hath memory's blest perfume A day of self forgetfulness all given To holy charity hath perennial bloom That goes undrooping up from earth to heaven – Poems by Sam G. Goodrich
  11. The freshness and glow of his interest in life were perennial – From the Easy Chair, series 2 by George William Curtis
  12. High winds gloom and rain succeeded that brilliant cloudless summer time which had become as it were the normal condition of the universe and Lady Laura's guests were fain to abandon their picnics and forest excursions their botanical researches and distant race meetings nay even croquet itself that perennial source of recreation for the youthful mind had to be given up except in the most fitful snatches ” – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  13. It depicted a heroic girl in every trying circumstance of mediaeval life and gratified the perennial passion of both sexes for historical romance while it flattered woman's instinct of superiority by the celebration of her unintermitted triumphs ending in a preposterous and wholly superfluous self sacrifice – Their Silver Wedding Journey by William Dean Howells
  14. She was the immortal conception the perennial theme – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  15. “ To the space writers of the social columns he had been a perennial inspiration – The Valiants of Virginia by Hallie Erminie Rives
  16. He seeks more than beauty he seeks the perennial source of beauty – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  17. Torrential floods now rage and destroy where perennial streams once flowed – Our National Defense: The Patriotism of Peace by George Hebard Maxwell
  18. This greenness we would remark is not like the verdure in the vision of the poet necessarily perennial – A Collection of College Words and Customs by Benjamin Homer Hall
  19. The married couple who intend to love each other during their whole life have no notion of a honeymoon for them it has no existence or rather its existence is perennial they are like the immortals who do not understand death – The Physiology of Marriage, Part I. by Honore de Balzac
  20. The part of Cicero's work which the present age probably finds the most interesting and the interest of which is in the nature of things perennial has been as yet left unmentioned – Latin Literature by J. W. Mackail