dogged

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

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

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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

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

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  • 7 dogged — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very persistent. DERIVATIVES doggedly adverb doggedness noun …

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

    English World dictionary

  • 9 dogged — [[t]dɒ̱gɪd, AM dɔ͟ː [/t]] ADJ GRADED: ADJ n 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 …

    English dictionary

  • 10 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

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

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  • 12 dogged — dogged1 doggedly, adv. doggedness, n. /daw gid, dog id/, adj. persistent in effort; stubbornly tenacious: a dogged worker. [1275 1325; ME: having characteristics of a dog; see DOG, ED3] Syn. mulish, inflexible, unyielding. See stubborn …

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  • 13 dogged — dog|ged [ˈdɔgıd US ˈdo: ] adj [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: dog] dogged behaviour shows that you are very determined to continue doing something ▪ a dogged determination to succeed >doggedly adv >doggedness n [U] …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 dogged — adjective dogged actions or behaviour show that you are very determined to continue doing something: her dogged determination to succeed doggedly adverb doggedness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 dogged — adjective /dɒɡd,dɑɡd/ Stubbornly persevering, steadfast. Still, the dogged obstinacy of his race held him to the pace he had set, and would hold him till he dropped in his tracks. Syn: committed, determined, persistent, steadfast …

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  • 16 dogged — adj. Dogged is used with these nouns: ↑determination, ↑insistence, ↑perseverance, ↑persistence, ↑pursuit …

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  • 17 dogged — dog|ged [ dɔgəd ] adjective determined to achieve something and continuing to try despite difficulties: TENACIOUS: Their success was due to the dogged determination of their coach. ╾ dog|ged|ly adverb ╾ dog|ged|ness noun uncount …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 dogged — adjective what he lacks in natural talent he makes up for in dogged spirit Syn: tenacious, determined, resolute, resolved, purposeful, persistent, persevering, single minded, tireless; strong willed, steadfast, staunch; formal pertinacious See… …

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  • 19 dogged — UK [ˈdɒɡɪd] / US [ˈdɔɡəd] adjective determined to achieve something and continuing to try despite difficulties Their success was due to the dogged determination of their coach. Derived words: doggedly UK / US adverb doggedness noun uncountable …

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  • 20 dogged — see it’s dogged as does it …

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