View synonyms for doggedness


[ daw-gid-nis, dog-id- ]


  1. persistence in effort; tenacity or perseverance:

    It was the team captain’s doggedness and never-say-die approach that helped us qualify for the Olympics.

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Example Sentences

The story is a classic of doggedness, cleverness, and a little luck.

To a stranger listening to a story that sounded like another Plagues of Egypt, their doggedness seemed inexplicable.

Lund loses her identity amid her doggedness to pursue the killer.

Santorum, who lost his Pennsylvania seat in a blowout six years ago, deserves credit for sheer doggedness.

This fearlessness and doggedness makes him a natural soul mate of The Daily Beast.

The youth nearly fell off the bicycle, but British doggedness saved him from disaster.

He saw the fisherman, in ugly doggedness, towering over the small figure of the squatter-girl.

In no previous war have the British given more striking proof of their inherent quality of doggedness.

The despairing doggedness in his tone made her go on her knees on the rug before the fire, very near to him.

Giles Hoggett was almost unable to work from rheumatism, but still was of opinion that doggedness might carry him on.