Origin of doggedMiddle English from dogge, dog
An example of a dogged person is someone who will never even listen to the other side of the story in a debate.
- simple past tense and past participle of dog
From the verb to dog.
(comparative more dogged, superlative most dogged)
- Stubbornly persevering, steadfast.
From Middle English, characteristics similar to that of a dog.
- The government agents who dogged him have given up chase for the so called tipster so he is free to finally enjoy his retirement.
- 1842) distinguished himself, and made himself very unhappy, by his dogged resistance to every species of renaissance in Swedish thought, or art, or literature.
- The steps of crime dogged the steps of the Land League," and the first thing was to restore the supremacy of the law.
- On sea in 1673 de Ruyter, in a series of fiercely contested battles, successfully maintained his strenuous and dogged conflict against the united English and French fleets.
- Despite its superior weapons and mode of warfare, the German east Baltic colony was constantly in danger of being overborne by the endless assaults of the dogged aborigines, whose hatred of the religion of the Cross as preached by the knights is very intelligible; and in 1218 Bishop Albert of Riga was driven to appeal for assistance to King Valdemar.