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- The state of being dogged; persistence; perseverance; tenacity; stubbornness.
- 1919, W[illiam] Somerset Maugham, “chapter 26”, in The Moon and Sixpence, [New York, N.Y.]: Grosset & Dunlap Publishers […], OCLC 365836:
- 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