- 1Steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success: his perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness medicine is a field that requires dedication and perseveranceMore example sentences
persistence, tenacity, determination, staying power, indefatigability, steadfastness, purposefulness; patience, endurance, application, diligence, dedication, commitment, doggedness, assiduity, tirelessness, stamina; intransigence, obstinacy• informal stick-to-it-iveness• formal pertinacity
- 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).