Complete Definition of "dogged"

English

Etymology 1
From the verb to dog.

Pronunciation
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a|RP: IPA|/dÉgd/, SAMPA|/dQgd/
a|US: enPR|dägd, IPA|/dÉgd/, SAMPA|/dAgd/

Verb
dogged

  1. past of|dog

#*1903: w:Samuel Butler|Samuel Butler The Way of All Flesh
#*:At night proctors patrolled the street and dogged your steps if you tried to go into any haunt where the presence of vice was suspected.

Etymology 2
From ME., characteristics similar to that of a dog.

Pronunciation
a|RP: enPR|dÅg'Ä­d, IPA|/ËdÉgɪd/, SAMPA|/"dQgId/}]
{{a|US
: enPR|däg'Ä­d, IPA|/ËdÉgɪd/, SAMPA|/"dAgId/

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Stubbornly persevering, steadfast.

#*1900: w:Jack London|Jack London, The Son of the Wolf
#*:Still, the dogged obstinacy of his race held him to the pace he had set, and would hold him till he dropped in his tracks.
#*2004: w: Chris Wallace (journalist)|Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
#*:It had taken nine years from the evening that w:Harry Truman|Truman first showed up with a pie plate at her mother's door, but his dogged perseverance eventually won him the hand of his boyhood Sunday school crush.

Synonyms
committed
determined
persistent
steadfast

Translations
trans-top|stubbornly persevering, steadfast
trans-mid
Finnish: sinnikäs, hellittämätön, peräänantamaton
trans-bottom

Derived terms
doggedly pos_adv
doggedness pos_n

Category:English heteronyms

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