Antonyms for doggedly

Grammar : Adv
Spell : daw-gid, dog-id
Phonetic Transcription : ˈdɔ gɪd, ˈdɒg ɪd

Definition of doggedly

Origin :
  • "having the qualities of a dog" (mostly in a negative sense), c.1300, from dog (n.). Meaning "persistent" is from 1779. Hence doggedly (late 14c.), "cruelly, maliciously;" later "with a dog's persistence" (1773). Related: Doggedness.
  • As in obstinately : adv stubbornly
  • As in stubbornly : adv persistently
  • As in firmly : adv with determination
  • As in hard : adv with determination
Example sentences :
  • "It isn't my place to ask questions," retorted Stoliker doggedly.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • "I ought to find the connection and explode it," repeated Caradoc doggedly.
  • Extract from : « The Cruise of the Dry Dock » by T. S. Stribling
  • "You can get what satisfaction you like out of it," he said doggedly.
  • Extract from : « The Avenger » by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • I expected reproaches and was doggedly prepared to meet them.
  • Extract from : « Kent Knowles: Quahaug » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Garth listened in silence, and then slunk off doggedly to the smithy.
  • Extract from : « The Shadow of a Crime » by Hall Caine
  • Doggedly their comrades rescued the wounded and quickly conveyed them to the rear.
  • Extract from : « The Strollers » by Frederic S. Isham
  • "Your father needn't have been here," pursued Reardon doggedly.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • Young Denny continued to shake his head––continued to shake it doggedly.
  • Extract from : « Once to Every Man » by Larry Evans
  • "I 'd like to know where you had been to-day if it was n't for your pluck," said Fisk, doggedly.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever
  • "I never said a word of him you 'd not find in the newspapers," said Spicer, doggedly.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever

Synonyms for doggedly

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