A particular came to my mind after a work related meeting, and it has been consistently occurring to me since then. I want to say "This thought has been -----------ing since last 2 days"

I thought about using the word: "Pestering", but its meaning "trouble or annoy (someone) with frequent or persistent requests or interruptions." seems to have a negative connotation.

A negative connotation is not what I am experiencing. It was repeatedly occurring in a positive sense really. How do I express this?

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  • Does "particular" mean a feeling, a word, a thought, a phrase? – Cascabel Aug 13 at 15:05
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    Perhaps haunt, linger, loiter, etc.? – mahmud koya Aug 13 at 15:18
  • I am sorry, but I have to VTC as "unclear what you are asking". Is this a "thought", or a "feeling"? They really are different things. Possibly it is a feeling caused by the recurring thought? – Cascabel Aug 13 at 15:46
  • echoing is a possibility – Xanne Aug 14 at 4:33

The word recurring can be used both for positive and negative things:

This thought has been recurring to me for the past 2 days.

Lexico provides a positive/neutral and a negative usage:

1 Occurring again periodically or repeatedly.
‘gratitude is a recurring theme in the book’

1.1 (of a thought, image, or memory) repeatedly coming back to a person's mind.
‘they are haunted by a recurring image of their daughter on the night she died’

but I'm pretty sure thoughts can be positively recurring as well.



‘This thought has been persisting for the last two days’ (note - you cannot say ‘since last 2 days’, that’s not correct).


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