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sticktoitiveness

noun

dogged perseverance; resolute tenacity; also written stick-to-it-ive-ness

Examples

The only way she has published so many books is through stick-to-it-ive-ness.

Word Origin

1909

Usage Note

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Word Origin and History for sticktoitiveness
n.

by 1971, from phrase stick to it "persevere."

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sticktoitiveness

noun

Determination; tenacity: sticktoitiveness over a total of 25 years


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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