stick-to-it·​ive·​ness stik-ˈtü-ə-tiv-nəs How to pronounce stick-to-itiveness (audio)
: dogged perseverance : tenacity

Word History


from the phrase stick to it

First Known Use

1859, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stick-to-itiveness was in 1859

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Cite this Entry

“Stick-to-itiveness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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