- Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success: medicine is a field which requires dedication and perseveranceMore example sentences
persistence, tenacity, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness, staying power, purposefulness, firmness of purpose; patience, endurance, application, diligence, sedulousness, dedication, commitment, doggedness, pertinacity, assiduity, assiduousness, steadfastness, tirelessness, indefatigability, stamina; intransigence, obstinacy; German Sitzfleisch• informal stickabilityNorth American • informal stick-to-it-iveness• archaic continuance• rare perseveration
- Just remember the three Ps of successful bodybuilding: patience, perseverance and persistence.
- It's a disheartening process, but Mike is keen to acknowledge that the key to success is perseverance and determination.
- I would like to thank the police for their support and perseverance with the investigation.
Middle English: from Old French, from Latin perseverantia, from perseverant- 'abiding by strictly', from the verb perseverare (see persevere).