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dogged +‎ -ness

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doggedness (usually uncountable, plural doggednesses)

  1. The state of being dogged; persistence; perseverance; tenacity; stubbornness.
    • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, ch. 26,
      At one time it looked as though he could not live more than a few hours, and I am convinced that it was only through the Dutchman's doggedness that he pulled through.
  2. (obsolete) sullenness; moroseness

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