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dogged1

[daw-gid, dog-id] /ˈdɔ gɪd, ˈdɒg ɪd/
adjective
1.
persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious:
a dogged worker.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English: having characteristics of a dog; see dog, -ed3
Related forms
doggedly, adverb
doggedness, noun
Synonyms
mulish, inflexible, unyielding. See stubborn.
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British Dictionary definitions for doggedness

dogged

/ˈdɒɡɪd/
adjective
1.
obstinately determined; wilful or tenacious
Derived Forms
doggedly, adverb
doggedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for doggedness

dogged

adj.

"having the qualities of a dog" (mostly in a negative sense), c.1300, from dog (n.). Meaning "persistent" is from 1779. Hence doggedly (late 14c.), "cruelly, maliciously;" later "with a dog's persistence" (1773). Related: Doggedness.

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