dogged

1
[daw-gid, dog-id]

adjective

persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: a dogged worker.

Nearby words

  1. doge,
  2. dogey,
  3. dogface,
  4. dogfight,
  5. dogfish,
  6. doggedly,
  7. dogger,
  8. dogger bank,
  9. doggerel,
  10. doggery

Origin of dogged

1
1275–1325; Middle English: having characteristics of a dog; see dog, -ed3

Related formsdog·ged·ly, adverbdog·ged·ness, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for doggedly

dogged

adjective

obstinately determined; wilful or tenacious
Derived Formsdoggedly, adverbdoggedness, noun

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Word Origin and History for doggedly

dogged

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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