AskDefine | Define doggedness

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doggedness n : persistent determination [syn: perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity]

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  1. The state of being dogged; persistence; stubbornness.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 26,
      I am convinced that it was only through the Dutchman's doggedness that he pulled through.
  2. Sullenness; moroseness.



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