Something recurring happens over and over. When you have a recurring cough, it could be something serious, like bronchitis.

This is a word for things that keep popping up or returning, like flowers are a recurring subject of the artist Georgia O’Keefe’s paintings. Recurring lateness is a habit your teacher or boss won’t tolerate. Lots of people have recurring health problems, such as back pain or sore knees. A guest character on a TV show who shows up once in awhile is a recurring character: they just keep coming back.

Definitions of recurring
  1. adjective
    coming back
    synonyms: revenant
    occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series
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