Meaning of stickability in English:


Pronunciation /ˌstɪkəˈbɪlɪti/


mass noun informal
  • A person's ability to persevere with something; staying power.

    • ‘the secret of success is stickability’
    • ‘But as we reflect upon the year that the National Party has enjoyed, or otherwise, one can only admire the courage and stickability of National members.’
    • ‘The one quality that they all shared, in the end, was stickability - the determination to cling to office with the tenacity of barnacles clinging to a crumbling wreck.’
    • ‘She said: ‘our progress, stickability and determination to do well has persuaded us to do that.’’
    • ‘Such stickability and determination is said to be proof of a good side and in seasons past this was the sort of game City would have lost through frustration and carelessness.’
    • ‘They require stickability, the determination to make things work, whatever the cost.’
    • ‘His ability is unquestioned but his stickability, particularly in relation to the arcane detail of Treasury, is less obvious.’
    • ‘And what keeps people going during those times is their stickability.’
    • ‘Up front, Duffield and McNiven, in particular, were industrious, offering the long sought after stickability for City's too often overworked midfield and defence.’
    • ‘O'Rourke is a great believer in using men that have shown that they have the mental stickability to cope with the pressure cooker demands of Championship football.’
    • ‘In the meantime, I guess I'll just revel in my stickability, and occasionally I'll keep posting.’
    • ‘There's no doubts over his stickability - he has been a Yorkshire cricket club member since 1948.’
    • ‘City manager Dolan meanwhile hailed his side's stickability after the Minstermen fought back from two goals down.’
    • ‘Their senior batsmen played a handful of fluent shots, but there was no stickability in the top end of the order, so that wickets fell at a steady rate.’
    • ‘Many top jockeys learned more about feel and stickability in the hunting field than anywhere else.’
    • ‘He added: ‘The conditions made it tremendously difficult, and it became a scrappy game, but we had a stickability and came through in the end.’’
    • ‘It was a difficult game, but we had the stickability to come through it.’
    determination, resolution, firmness of purpose, fixity of purpose, purpose, purposefulness, resoluteness, single-mindedness, strength of will, strength of character, will power, firmness, intentness, decision, decidedness