stick-to-itiveness
noun Etymology: from the phrase stick to it Date: 1867 dogged perseverance ; tenacity

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  • stick-to-itiveness — ☆ stick to itiveness [stik to͞o′it iv nis ] n. Informal pertinacity; persistence; perseverance * * * stick to it·ive·ness (stĭk to͞oʹĭ tĭv nĭs) n. Informal Unwavering pertinacity; perseverance: “You ve got to have reasonable goals and the stick… …   Universalium

  • stick-to-itiveness — ☆ stick to itiveness [stik to͞o′it iv nis ] n. Informal pertinacity; persistence; perseverance …   English World dictionary

  • stick-to-itiveness — stikˈtüə̇d.]ivnə̇s, ə̇ t] noun ( es) Etymology: from the phrase stick to it + ive + ness : dogged perseverance : resoluteness, tenacity has drifted from job to job … and lacks stick to itiveness Kendall Banning …   Useful english dictionary

  • stick-to-itiveness — stick to it·ive·ness …   English syllables

  • stick-to-itiveness — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. persistence, pertinacity. see perseverance …   English dictionary for students

  • stick-to-it·ive·ness — /stıkˈtuːwətıvnəs/ noun [noncount] US informal : the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult or unpleasant I admire her stick to itiveness. [=perseverance, tenacity] …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenacity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Persistence Nouns tenacity, cohesion, coherence; holding, strength; viscidity, viscosity; pertinacity, perseverance, persistence, resolution, patience; obstinacy, resistance, constancy, retention.… …   English dictionary for students

  • endurance — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [An enduring state] Syn. persistence, duration, continuance; see continuation 1 . 2. [The power of enduring] Syn. fortitude, perseverance, stamina, staying power, sufferance, submission, forbearance, long suffering, capacity… …   English dictionary for students

  • perseverance — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. continuance, permanence; firmness, stability; constancy, steadiness; tenacityor singleness of purpose; persistence, plodding, patience; industry; pertinacity; gameness, pluck, stamina, backbone;… …   English dictionary for students

  • resolve — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. determination, commitment, intention, steadfastness, resolution. v. determine, decide; separate, solve; elucidate, clear up, explain. See inquiry, change, judgment, answer. II (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To… …   English dictionary for students

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