tenacity of purpose

  • 1 Tenacity — Te*nac i*ty, n. [L. tenacitas: cf. F. t[ e]nacit[ e]. See {Tenacious}.] 1. The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. [1913 Webster] 2. That quality of bodies which… …

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  • 2 purpose — pur·pose / pər pəs/ n: an objective, effect, or result aimed at or attained; specif: the business activity in which a corporation is chartered to engage pur·pose·ful / fəl/ adj pur·pose·ful·ly adv pur·pose·ful·ness n Merriam Webster’s Dicti …

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  • 3 purpose — [n1] intention, meaning, aim ambition, animus, aspiration, big idea*, bourn, calculation, design, desire, destination, determination, direction, dream, drift, end, expectation, function, goal, hope, idea, intendment, intent, mecca, mission,… …

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  • 4 tenacity — I noun ability to pursue, adhesiveness, backbone, cohesiveness, constancy, courage, determination, diligence, doggedness, endurance, firmness, grip, grit, immovability, indefatigability, intransigence, iron will, obduracy, obstinacy, perseverance …

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  • 5 tenacity — [n] diligence, stubbornness application, backbone, chutzpah*, clock*, courage, determination, doggedness, firmness, grit, guts*, gutsiness*, guttiness*, heart*, inflexibility, intestinal fortitude*, intransigence, moxie*, nerve, obduracy,… …

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  • 6 purpose — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. intention, determination, resolution, resolve; end, aim, view. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Aim] Syn. intention, end, goal, mission, objective, object, idea, design, hope, resolve, meaning, view, scope,… …

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  • 7 tenacity — Synonyms and related words: adhesiveness, application, assiduity, assiduousness, balkiness, bigotry, bottling up, bulldog courage, bulldog tenacity, bullheadedness, clabbering, clamminess, cling, clotting, coagulation, cohesiveness, colloidality …

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  • 8 tenacity — noun /təˈnæs.ɪ.ti,təˈnæsətʲi/ a) The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. Our opponents may be younger, faster and less out of shape than we are, but we have… …

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  • 9 purpose — Synonyms and related words: advantage, aim, aim at, ambition, animus, aspiration, aspire, aspire after, aspire to, avail, be after, benefit, by design, commitment, conclude, consciously, consider, contemplate, counsel, decide, decidedness,… …

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  • 10 tenacity — noun she practices her gymnastics routine with the tenacity of a bulldog Syn: persistence, determination, perseverance, doggedness, strength of purpose, tirelessness, indefatigability, resolution, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, patience,… …

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  • 11 purpose — n 1. reason, point, why, why and wherefore; principle, guiding principle, basis, root; idea, plan, design, proposal, scheme; motive, motivation, mainspring, driving force, cause; rationale, explanation, background, meaning; rationalization,… …

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  • 12 tenacity — noun persistent determination (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑doggedness, ↑perseverance, ↑persistence, ↑persistency, ↑tenaciousness, ↑pertinacity • Derivationally related forms: ↑ …

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  • 13 Anglo-Chinese Junior College — Infobox Singapore School name = Anglo Chinese Junior College 英华初级学院 (Yīnghuá Chūjī Xuéyuàn) motto = The Best Is Yet To Be established = 1977 (March 1, 1886 original ACS) type = Government Aided session = Single Session principal = Mrs Kelvyna… …

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  • 14 William I — 1. ( the Conqueror ) 1027 87, duke of Normandy 1035 87; king of England 1066 87 (son of Robert I, duke of Normandy). 2. Also, Willem I. (William I of Orange) ( the Silent ) 1533 84, Dutch leader, statesman, and revolutionary leader born in… …

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  • 15 England (Since the Reformation) —     England (Since the Reformation)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► England (Since the Reformation)     The Protestant Reformation is the great dividing line in the history of England, as of Europe generally. This momentous Revolution, the outcome… …

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  • 16 Order of Preachers —     Order of Preachers     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Order of Preachers     As the Order of the Friars Preachers is the principal part of the entire Order of St. Dominic, we shall include under this title the two other parts of the order: the… …

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  • 17 Pedro II of Brazil — Pedro II Emperor Dom Pedro II at age 61, 1887 Emperor of Brazil Reign …

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  • 18 Matteo Ricci —     Matteo Ricci     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Matteo Ricci     Founder of the Catholic missions of China, b. at Macerata in the Papal States, 6 Oct. 1552; d. at Peking, 11 May, 1610.     Ricci made his classical studies in his native town,… …

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  • 20 obstinate — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. stubborn, firm, headstrong, dogged, pertinacious, opinionated, strong minded, contumacious, opinionative, contradictory, inflexible, positive, perverse, contrary, cantankerous, unimpressible, determined, convinced,… …

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