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