sticktoitiveness

sticktoitiveness

informal Persistence and determination; tenacity. He's always had great ideas for novels, but he's never had enough sticktoitiveness to complete one. We need someone punctual and reliable, with the sticktoitiveness necessary to see high-pressure projects through to completion.

sticktoitiveness

(stɪkˈtuɪtɪvnəs)
n. tenacity. The kid has sticktoitiveness. I like that in a kid.
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I thought that by trying for a near impossible task and failing over and over again, I would learn about the value of sticktoitiveness. I would learn to keep going despite frustration.
By his own words, it's exactly that type of foresight and "sticktoitiveness" that makes a difference for brokers and other players looking to carve out their slice of the real estate pie.
senator, and Fiona, a crossword aficionado--teach him more about "sticktoitiveness" than he ever could have expected.
Cold, injured, bereaved, suffering from the onset of post-traumatic stress disorder, and facing the bleakest imaginable future, victims in northeastern Japan seemed only to embody the spirit of gaman, or "sticktoitiveness" that exemplifies the Japanese character.
Whatever became of those good old Horatio Alger days when hard work and sticktoitiveness and lofty morals got you over the hump?
`We're playing with a lot of wounded Ducks, we're thin, and they just continue to amaze me with their sticktoitiveness, and their attention to detail, and the spirit that they have.