Share this entry
perseverance Syllabification: per·se·ver·ance
Pronunciation: /ˌpərsəˈvirəns/

Definition of perseverance in English:


Steadfastness 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 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.
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


Middle English: from Old French, from Latin perseverantia, from perseverant- 'abiding by strictly', from the verb perseverare (see persevere).

Words that rhyme with perseverance

adherence, appearance, clearance, coherence, interference
Definition of perseverance in:
Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Related Words