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dogged

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2 sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion
  • your dogged adherence to a really lame argument is embarrassing

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3 showing no signs of slackening or yielding in one's purpose
  • a dogged search for the missing piece of the puzzle

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dogged

verb
past tense of dog

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1 to go after or on the track of
  • star athletes being dogged by fans when they're out in public

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2 to subject (someone) to constant scoldings and sharp reminders
  • tired of constantly having to dog their son about cleaning his room

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Adjective

obstinate, dogged, stubborn, pertinacious, mulish mean fixed and unyielding in course or purpose. obstinate implies usually an unreasonable persistence. an obstinate proponent of conspiracy theories dogged suggests an admirable often tenacious and unwavering persistence. pursued the story with dogged perseverance stubborn implies sturdiness in resisting change which may or may not be admirable. a person too stubborn to admit error pertinacious suggests an annoying or irksome persistence. a pertinacious salesclerk refusing to take no for an answer mulish implies a thoroughly unreasonable obstinacy. a mulish determination to have his own way

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The first known use of dogged was in 1700

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“Dogged.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/dogged. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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