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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perseverance mean? 

  The noun PERSEVERANCE has 2 senses:

1. persistent determination
2. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior

  Familiarity information: PERSEVERANCE used as a noun is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Persistent determination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


tenaciousness; pertinacity; persistency; tenacity; perseverance; doggedness; persistence

Hypernyms ("perseverance" is a kind of...):

determination; purpose (the quality of being determined to do or achieve something)

Sense 2perseverance [BACK TO TOP]


The act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions


perseverance; perseveration; persistence

Context example:

his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate

Hypernyms ("perseverance" is a kind of...):

continuance; continuation (the act of continuing an activity without interruption)

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