Definition of dogged in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdôɡəd/


Having or showing tenacity and grim persistence: success required dogged determination
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  • From 1981 to 1997, no one played with as much tenacity and dogged determination as Mullen.
  • This dogged persistence and determination to see it through has taken its toll, both on his finances and his emotional well being.
  • They simply want to get things done, and it's that steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness.
tenacious, determined, resolute, resolved, purposeful, persistent, persevering, single-minded, tireless;
strong-willed, steadfast, staunch
formal pertinacious



Pronunciation: /ˈdôɡədnəs/
Example sentences
  • Paul is still young and relatively inexperienced at this level, but no one will question his ability, his guts, his doggedness, or his commitment.
  • I have been impressed by his sheer patience, doggedness, and tenacity.
  • There has always been a furious doggedness to him, a strong-willed purposefulness that drove him, sometimes headlong, through life.

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Syllabification: dog·ged

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