dogged

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[ daw-gid, dog-id ]
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adjective
  1. persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: a dogged worker.

Origin of dogged

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First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English: “having characteristics of a dog”; see dog, -ed3

synonym study For dogged

See stubborn.

Other words for dogged

Other words from dogged

  • dog·ged·ly, adverb
  • dog·ged·ness, noun

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Other definitions for dogged (2 of 2)

dogged2
[ dawgd, dogd ]

adjectiveSouthern U.S.
  1. doggoned; damned; confounded: Well, I'll be dogged!

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How to use dogged in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for dogged

dogged

/ (ˈdɒɡɪd) /


adjective
  1. obstinately determined; wilful or tenacious

Derived forms of dogged

  • doggedly, adverb
  • doggedness, noun

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