Definition of perseverance in English:

perseverance

noun

mass noun
  • Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

    ‘medicine is a field which requires dedication and perseverance’
    • ‘It is going to be a very long process requiring patience and perseverance.’
    • ‘This will enable you to face life's difficulties with patience, perseverance, and flexibility.’
    • ‘It took a lot of persistence and perseverance and a lot of great people around me telling me that I could do it and I could get there.’
    • ‘People have nothing but praise for her commitment, dedication and perseverance.’
    • ‘Remember, persistence, performance, and perseverance will bring success.’
    • ‘Just remember the three Ps of successful bodybuilding: patience, perseverance and persistence.’
    • ‘For those endowed with qualities such as sincerity, perseverance and competence, success is never a mirage.’
    • ‘However, those who plan properly, set realistic goals, and exercise patience and perseverance can find success.’
    • ‘If nothing else, Anne's success proves that perseverance does pay off.’
    • ‘Admittedly this will be a long and painful process, requiring patience, perseverance and a willingness to sacrifice.’
    • ‘Her incredible tenacity, perseverance and determination to succeed is a commendable example to everyone.’
    • ‘Tireless efforts, hard work, confidence, perseverance and patience helped him to attain success.’
    • ‘I would like to thank the police for their support and perseverance with the investigation.’
    • ‘It's a disheartening process, but Mike is keen to acknowledge that the key to success is perseverance and determination.’
    • ‘As a result, patience, perseverance and interest are required.’
    • ‘We need a lot of perseverance, persistence, patience.’
    • ‘Although his craft requires some basic colours and blocks, the work requires enormous patience and perseverance.’
    • ‘Persistence and perseverance are qualities important for career success.’
    • ‘What he does is simply a job requiring diligence, perseverance and a dash of good fortune.’
    • ‘However, it will be the determination, commitment and perseverance of the people that will make change happen.’
    persistence, tenacity, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness, staying power, purposefulness, firmness of purpose
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Origin

Middle English: from Old French, from Latin perseverantia, from perseverant- ‘abiding by strictly’, from the verb perseverare (see persevere).

Pronunciation

perseverance

/pəːsɪˈvɪər(ə)ns/