stick-to-itiveness

noun
stick-to-it·​ive·​ness | \ stik-ˈtü-ə-tiv-nəs How to pronounce stick-to-itiveness (audio) \

Definition of stick-to-itiveness

: dogged perseverance : tenacity

First Known Use of stick-to-itiveness

1859, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stick-to-itiveness

from the phrase stick to it

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about stick-to-itiveness

Time Traveler for stick-to-itiveness

Time Traveler

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

See more words from the same year

Statistics for stick-to-itiveness

Cite this Entry

“Stick-to-itiveness.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stick-to-itiveness?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=s&file=stickt02. Accessed 14 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for stick-to-itiveness

stick-to-itiveness

noun
How to pronounce stick-to-itiveness (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of stick-to-itiveness

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

More from Merriam-Webster on stick-to-itiveness

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for stick-to-itiveness

Comments on stick-to-itiveness

What made you want to look up stick-to-itiveness? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to assail by words or arguments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!