Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.‘his perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness’
persistence, tenacity, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness, staying power, purposefulness, firmness of purposeView synonyms
- ‘medicine is a field which requires dedication and perseverance’
Middle English from Old French, from Latin perseverantia, from perseverant- ‘abiding by strictly’, from the verb perseverare (see persevere).
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