dogged + -ness
doggedness (usually uncountable, plural doggednesses)
- The state of being dogged; persistence; perseverance; tenacity; stubbornness.
- 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 26,
- At one time it looked as though he could not live more than a few hours, and I am convinced that it was only through the Dutchman's doggedness that he pulled through.
- (obsolete) sullenness; moroseness
persistence, perseverance, tenacity
- “doggedness” in Noah Webster, An American Dictionary of the English Language, volume I (A–I), 1st edition, New York, N.Y.: Published by S. Converse; printed by Hezekiah Howe, New Haven, 1828, OCLC 999480247.
- doggedness in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- “doggedness” in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.