English translation: pervasive

04:36 Nov 23, 2019
English language (monolingual) [Non-PRO]
Medical - Medical (general)
English term or phrase: general
Emotional disturbance:
A child exhibits one or more of the following characteristics, over a long period of time and to a marked degree, which adversely affects educational performance:
A general pervasive mood of unhappiness or depression
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Local time: 08:10
Selected answer:pervasive
Both words mean the same thing, so it doesn't really add anything to the sentence.
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Thank you very much :)
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40 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2

Both words mean the same thing, so it doesn't really add anything to the sentence.

United States
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 20
Grading comment
Thank you very much :)
Notes to answerer
Asker: Thank you very much, philgoddard :)

Asker: Oh wait, Does "pervasive" mean "severe" in this case?

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  David Moore
5 hrs

agree  Michael Barnett: Yes, but pervasive particularly means that it has spread thoughout all areas of something. For example, in this case it means he is unhappy everywhere - at home, at work, with his family, his friends, while on vacation, in the morning, at night...
19 hrs
  -> Thanks. And yes, it doesn't mean severe.
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