doggedness


adjective

  1. persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: a dogged worker.

adjective

  1. obstinately determined; wilful or tenacious
adj.

“having the qualities of a dog” (mostly in a negative sense), c.1300, from dog (n.). Meaning “persistent” is from 1779. Hence doggedly (late 14c.), “cruelly, maliciously;” later “with a dog’s persistence” (1773). Related: Doggedness.

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