Definition of perseverance in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpərsəˈvirəns/ /ˌpərsəˈvɪrəns/

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  • Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.

    ‘his perseverance with the technique illustrates his single-mindedness’
    • ‘medicine is a field which requires dedication and perseverance’
    persistence, tenacity, determination, resolve, resolution, resoluteness, staying power, purposefulness, firmness of purpose
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Middle English from Old French, from Latin perseverantia, from perseverant- ‘abiding by strictly’, from the verb perseverare (see persevere).