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dogged Line breaks: dog¦ged
Pronunciation: /ˈdɒɡɪd/

Definition of dogged in English:


Having or showing tenacity and grim persistence: success required dogged determination
More example sentences
  • 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, pertinacious, relentless, intent, dead set, single-minded, focused, dedicated, committed, undeviating, unshakeable, unflagging, indefatigable, untiring, never-tiring, tireless, unfailing, unfaltering, unwavering, unyielding, unbending, immovable, obdurate, strong-willed, firm, steadfast, steady, staunch, stout-hearted
archaic laborious
rare perseverant, indurate


Pronunciation: /ˈdɒɡɪdnəs/
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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