- persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: a dogged worker.
Origin of dogged1
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Examples from the Web for doggedly
And never have I met a group of people as doggedly convinced that their opinion is “objectively” correct as gamers.It's Dangerous to Go Alone: Why Are Gamers So Angry?
August 28, 2014
But it is doggedly, almost deliberately mediocre in every way.‘Jersey Boys’ Proves Clint Eastwood is Hollywood’s Most Overrated Director
June 20, 2014
But the Hasidic communities that doggedly stick to a living, breathing Yiddish use different dialects.Mazel Tov, Arvind! But Are You Sure It’s Not Kneydl?
May 31, 2013
The producer, Jonathan Koch, doggedly badgered her into taking the part.Jewel Is Back in ‘Ring of Fire’ and You Should Be Very Excited
May 24, 2013
As the war effort turned sour, Lieberman doggedly argued for staying the course.Joe Lieberman’s Slow-Motion Divorce From the Democratic Party
July 18, 2012
"It isn't my place to ask questions," retorted Stoliker doggedly.In the Midst of Alarms
"I ought to find the connection and explode it," repeated Caradoc doggedly.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
"You can get what satisfaction you like out of it," he said doggedly.The Avenger
E. Phillips Oppenheim
I expected reproaches and was doggedly prepared to meet them.Kent Knowles: Quahaug
Joseph C. Lincoln
Garth listened in silence, and then slunk off doggedly to the smithy.The Shadow of a Crime
- obstinately determined; wilful or tenacious
Word Origin and History for doggedly
"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.