(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. continuance, permanence; firmness, stability; constancy, steadiness; tenacityor singleness of purpose; persistence, plodding, patience; industry; pertinacity; gameness, pluck, stamina, backbone; indefatigability; bulldog courage, sand, grit; determination, stick-to-itiveness (inf.). See resolution, frequency.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The act of perseverance]
Syn. continuance, prolonging, pursuance; see continuation 1 .
2. [The attitude of mind]
Syn. resolve, pertinacity, resolution, pluck; see determination 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
*stick-to-itiveness, persistence, tenacity, steadfastness, grit, resolve, doggedness, diligence, dedication, stamina, drive, backbone. ''The mother of good luck.''—Ben Franklin. ''Patience concentrated.''—Thomas Carlyle. ''The greatest of all teachers.''—Arabian proverb.
ANT.: lack of resolve
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The state or quality of being insistent: insistence, insistency, persistence, persistency. See CONTINUE.

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