- doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity - persistent determination
--1 is a kind of determination, purpose
- perseverance, persistence, perseveration - the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior; "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"
--2 is a kind of continuance, continuation
Derived form: verb persevere1