[[t]dɒ̱gɪd, AM dɔ͟ː-[/t]]
If you describe someone's actions as dogged, you mean that they are determined to continue with something even if it becomes difficult or dangerous.

They have, through sheer dogged determination, slowly gained respect for their efforts.

...his dogged insistence on their rights.

resolute, persistent
Derived words:
doggedly ADV-GRADED usu ADV with v

She would fight doggedly for her rights as the children's mother.

doggedness N-UNCOUNT

Most of my accomplishments came as the result of sheer doggedness rather than talent.

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Dogged — Dog ged, a. [Fron. {Dog}.] 1. Sullen; morose. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] The sulky spite of a temper naturally dogged. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. Sullenly obstinate; obstinately determined or persistent; as, dogged resolution; dogged work;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogged — is pronounced as one syllable when the meaning is ‘continually troubled or harassed’ as in He was dogged by misfortune and as two syllables (dog id) when the meaning is ‘tenacious and determined’ as in a dogged fighter …   Modern English usage

  • dogged — index diligent, faithful (diligent), inexorable, inflexible, intractable, obdurate, patient, persistent …   Law dictionary

  • dogged — having the qualities of a dog (mostly in a negative sense), c.1300, from DOG (Cf. dog) (n.). Meaning persistent is from 1779. Hence doggedly (late 14c.), cruelly, maliciously; later with a dog s persistence (1773). Related: Doggedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • dogged — *obstinate, pertinacious, mulish, stubborn, stiff necked, pigheaded, bullheaded Analogous words: determined, resolved, decided (see DECIDE): tenacious (see STRONG): persevering, persistent (see corresponding verbs at PERSEVERE): resolute,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dogged — [adj] determined, persistent adamant, bullheaded*, firm, hanging tough*, hardheaded*, hard nosed*, indefatigable, inexorable, inflexible, insistent, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, perseverant, perseverative, persevering, pertinacious, pigheaded*,… …   New thesaurus

  • dogged — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very persistent. DERIVATIVES doggedly adverb doggedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dogged — [dôg′id, däg′id] adj. [ME < dogge, DOG] not giving in readily; persistent; stubborn SYN. STUBBORN doggedly adv. doggedness n …   English World dictionary

  • Dogged — Dog Dog, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dogged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dogging}.] To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity. [1913 Webster] I have been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogged — adjective Date: 1653 marked by stubborn determination < a dogged competitor > < dogged devotion > Synonyms: see obstinate • doggedly adverb • doggedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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