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stick-to-it-ive

[stik-too-i-tiv, -it-iv] /ˌstɪkˈtu ɪ tɪv, -ɪt ɪv/
adjective, Informal.
1.
tenaciously resolute; persevering:
Stick-to-it-ive people get ahead in life.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; stick to it + -ive
Related forms
stick-to-it-iveness, noun
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