stick-to-it-iveness

or stick-to-it·ive·ness

[ stik-too-it-iv-nis ]
/ stɪkˈtu ɪt ɪv nɪs /

noun Informal.

determination and persistence, especially in spite of difficulties; perseverance: Call it stubbornness or stick-to-it-iveness, but she eventually won support for the proposal.

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Origin of stick-to-it-iveness

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60; from the phrase stick to it + -ive + -ness
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