Definition of dogged in English:



  • Having or showing tenacity and grim persistence.

    ‘success required dogged determination’
    • ‘For months it has been a media-driven story, fueled by dogged journalists committed to facts rather than opinions.’
    • ‘They negotiated their gold ransom for the kidnapped girl with all the dogged, gormless determination of a ticket collector extracting an excess fare.’
    • ‘From 1981 to 1997, no one played with as much tenacity and dogged determination as Mullen.’
    • ‘There's no drive or energy here, just a sense of dogged persistence.’
    • ‘From August on, the German companies will have to fight for customers against a dogged rival that has already proven it can beat them in the U.S. market.’
    • ‘He has dogged determination to win his pro card in 2002.’
    • ‘He has a dogged determination to improve his life.’
    • ‘He performs Sly with his usual care and dogged efficiency, but he never gets under the skin of the part, and the results are very bland.’
    • ‘The persistence, the dogged attention, the caring were what counted.’
    • ‘For a man whose playing career was characterised by dogged resilience and bloody-minded determination, the manager cuts a very different figure.’
    • ‘Yet his dogged determination carried him through thousands of experiments, seventeen books, and a hundred scientific papers.’
    • ‘Howard, love him or detest him, has earned respect as a leader with incredible staying power, and dogged consistency over the years.’
    • ‘He's also dogged in his determination to see his own artistic vision fulfilled.’
    • ‘Those who knew George knew of his dogged determination to see things through to the end.’
    • ‘This dogged persistence and determination to see it through has taken its toll, both on his finances and his emotional well being.’
    • ‘She was dogged in her condemnation of those who went too far too soon.’
    • ‘At one point he said, ‘Praise be to God, with dogged perseverance we should be able to solve our economic problems.’’
    • ‘They simply want to get things done, and it's that steady, dogged persistence that winds up being viewed as stubbornness.’
    • ‘Reilly's story, one of loyalty, brotherhood, and dogged determination, captures and holds the reader's attention.’
    • ‘Its sheer joy and wonder reside neither in tension nor resolve, neither verse nor chorus, but simply in dogged perseverance.’
    tenacious, determined, resolute, resolved, purposeful, persistent, persevering, pertinacious, relentless, intent, dead set, single-minded, focused, dedicated, committed, undeviating, unshakeable, unflagging, indefatigable, untiring, never-tiring, tireless, unfailing, unfaltering, unwavering, unyielding, unbending, immovable, obdurate, strong-willed, firm, steadfast, steady, staunch, stout-hearted
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