stick–to–itiveness

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noun stick–to–it·ive·ness \stik-ˈtü-ə-tiv-nəs\

Definition of stick–to–itiveness

  1. :  dogged perseverance :  tenacity

Origin and Etymology of stick–to–itiveness

from the phrase stick to it


First Known Use: 1867


STICK–TO–ITIVENESS Defined for English Language Learners

stick–to–itiveness

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noun stick–to–it·ive·ness \stik-ˈtü-ə-tiv-nəs\

Definition of stick–to–itiveness for English Language Learners

  • : the quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult or unpleasant


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