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’
    • ‘If nothing else, Anne's success proves that perseverance does pay off.’
    • ‘What he does is simply a job requiring diligence, perseverance and a dash of good fortune.’
    • ‘Although his craft requires some basic colours and blocks, the work requires enormous patience and perseverance.’
    • ‘Just remember the three Ps of successful bodybuilding: patience, perseverance and persistence.’
    • ‘However, it will be the determination, commitment and perseverance of the people that will make change happen.’
    • ‘Persistence and perseverance are qualities important for career success.’
    • ‘However, those who plan properly, set realistic goals, and exercise patience and perseverance can find success.’
    • ‘I would like to thank the police for their support and perseverance with the investigation.’
    • ‘People have nothing but praise for her commitment, dedication and perseverance.’
    • ‘This will enable you to face life's difficulties with patience, perseverance, and flexibility.’
    • ‘Admittedly this will be a long and painful process, requiring patience, perseverance and a willingness to sacrifice.’
    • ‘It is going to be a very long process requiring patience and perseverance.’
    • ‘As a result, patience, perseverance and interest are required.’
    • ‘It's a disheartening process, but Mike is keen to acknowledge that the key to success is perseverance and determination.’
    • ‘For those endowed with qualities such as sincerity, perseverance and competence, success is never a mirage.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Remember, persistence, performance, and perseverance will bring success.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘We need a lot of perseverance, persistence, patience.’
    persistence, tenacity, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness, staying power, purposefulness, firmness of purpose
    patience, endurance, application, diligence, sedulousness, dedication, commitment, doggedness, pertinacity, assiduity, assiduousness, steadfastness, tirelessness, indefatigability, stamina
    intransigence, obstinacy
    sitzfleisch
    stickability
    stick-to-it-iveness
    continuance
    perseveration
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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/