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tenacity (noun), tenacities (pl)
The determination to remain firm, physically and mentally; to a decision, a plan, an opinion, or a purpose without doubting that it is the right thing to do: Despite many years of dedication, the lexicographer continues to show his tenacity by working on his special dictionary until it is either completed or as close to being finished as possible before he departs from this world.
A quality of being able to hold on firmly.
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Word Entries at Get Words: “tenacity
A persistence or a firmness of purpose and stubbornness in maintaining one's adherence to his or her ideas or objectives. (1)