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perennial (adj) continuing for a very long time.
A perennial problem is a problem that troubles people for a very long time. A perennial concern is an issue which keeps people worried all the time. A perennial struggle is a struggle which lasts for a long time.
- The annual floods to the river are a perennial threat to the low-lying areas around it. Not a year passes without the crops being submerged and houses being washed off.
- The struggle between masters and servants is a perennial one. There is no end to the problem, as masters will be masters and servants will be servants, and neither change their attitudes.