Definition of perseverance in English:


Line breaks: per|se¦ver|ance
Pronunciation: /pəːsɪˈvɪər(ə)ns


[mass noun]
Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success: medicine is a field which requires dedication and perseverance
More example sentences
  • 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).

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