pertinacity

Pertinacity is a quality of sticking with something, no matter what. It's a type of persistent determination.

People who have pertinacity won't give up, and they stick with things doggedly. Pursuing a difficult career requires pertinacity. Pertinacity is a mix of courage, conviction, and a little stubbornness. Pertinacity requires a strong will and self-confidence. Pertinacity can also be called perseverance, persistence, and tenaciousness. Pertinacity is related to the word tenacity, which is also a quality that combines determination and commitment.

Definitions of pertinacity
  1. noun
    persistent determination
    synonyms: doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenaciousness, tenacity
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    type of:
    determination, purpose
    the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
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