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Definitions for dogged
ˈdɔ gɪd, ˈdɒg ɪddogged

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyieldingadjective

    stubbornly unyielding

    "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Doggedadjective

    Sullen; sour; morose; ill-humoured; gloomy.

    Etymology: from dog.

    Your uncle must not know but you are dead:
    I’ll fill these dogged spies with false reports. William Shakespeare, K. John.

    Dogged York, that reaches at the moon,
    Whose over-weening arm I have pluck’d back,
    By false accuse doth level at my life. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.

    Few miles on horseback had they jogged,
    But fortune unto them turn’d dogged. Hudibras, p. i. cant. 1.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Dogged

    of Dog

  2. Doggedadjective

    sullen; morose

  3. Doggedadjective

    sullenly obstinate; obstinately determined or persistent; as, dogged resolution; dogged work

  4. Etymology: [Fron. Dog.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Dogged

    dog′ed, adj. surly like an angry dog: sullen: obstinate.—adv. (slang) very.—adv. Dogg′edly.—n. Dogg′edness.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. dogged

    A mode of attaching a rope to a spar or cable, in contradistinction to racking, by which slipping is prevented; half-hitched and end stopped back, is one mode.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dogged in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dogged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of dogged in a Sentence

  1. Kim Ng:

    I entered Major League Baseball as an intern and, after decades of determination, Major League Baseball is the honor of my career to lead The Miami Marlins as General Manager, this challenge is one I don't take lightly. When I got into this business, it seemed unlikely a woman would lead a Major League team, but I am dogged in the pursuit of my goals. My goal is now to bring Championship baseball to Miami. I am both humbled and eager to continue building the winning culture our fans expect and deserve.

  2. Mark Feldstein:

    I think this is the first big war in the digital age that has galvanized Americans' attention, and there's a quantum leap in the toys and tools journalists are using since the last big American war in 2003 in Iraq, but all of this sophisticated technology still relies on the basic journalistic values of accuracy, verification, and fairness. Journalists still gather news piece by piece, often through dogged shoe leather reporting, interviewing witnesses, sifting through information, questioning, it, testing it, authenticating it — and then summarizing, synthesizing and analyzing it all in a clear and concise way to keep the public informed.

  3. Cindy Axne:

    What we're seeing with this administration is a dogged approach to allow the biggest fossil fuel players an opportunity to put more money back in the pockets of their large shareholders and take that money out of the pockets of hardworking farmers right here in Iowa.

  4. John Parker:

    Their dogged determination and skilled investigative techniques were crucial in exposing and dissecting this sprawling corruption scheme.

  5. Dazed and Confused:

    Dawson Well, all I'm saying is that I want to look back and say that I did it the best I could while I was stuck in this place. Had as much fun as I could while I was stuck in this place. Played as hard as I could while I was stuck in this place. Dogged as many girls as I could while I was stuck in this place.

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