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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. persistent determination;
[syn: doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity]

2. the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior;
- Example: "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"
[syn: perseverance, persistence, perseveration]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Perseverance \Per`se*ver"ance\ (p[~e]r`s[-e]*v[=e]r"ans), n. [F. pers['e]v['e]rance, L. perseverantia.] 1. The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun. "The king-becoming graces . . . perseverance, mercy, lowliness." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Whose constant perseverance overcame Whate'er his cruel malice could invent. --Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Discrimination. [Obs.] --Sir J. Harrington. [1913 Webster] 3. (Theol.) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism. [1913 Webster] Syn: Persistence; steadfastness; constancy; steadiness; pertinacity. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

perseverance n 1: persistent determination [syn: doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity] 2: the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior; "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate" [syn: perseverance, persistence, perseveration]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

114 Moby Thesaurus words for "perseverance": acceptance, assiduity, balkiness, bigotry, bullheadedness, commitment, continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, decidedness, decision, decisiveness, dedication, definiteness, determinateness, determination, determinedness, devotion, diligence, doggedness, dogmatism, earnestness, endurance, extension, fanaticism, firmness, fixed mind, forbearance, forbearing, forbearingness, fortitude, grit, guts, hardheadedness, headstrongness, indefatigability, indulgence, inflexibility, inflexible will, intolerance, lengthening, lenience, leniency, long-sufferance, long-suffering, longanimity, maintenance, mulishness, obduracy, obdurateness, obstinacy, obstinateness, opinionatedness, overzealousness, patience, patience of Job, patientness, perpetuation, persistence, pertinacity, pigheadedness, pluck, progress, progression, prolongation, protraction, purpose, purposefulness, pursuance, relentlessness, repetition, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, resolvedness, restiveness, run, sedulousness, self-control, self-will, seriousness, sincerity, single-mindedness, stamina, staying power, steadfastness, stiff neck, stiff-neckedness, stoicism, straight course, strongheadness, stubbornness, sufferance, sulkiness, sullenness, sustained action, sustenance, sweet reasonableness, tenaciousness, tenacity, tirelessness, tolerance, toleration, total commitment, uncooperativeness, uninterrupted course, unregenerateness, unremittingness, waiting game, waiting it out, way, will, willfulness
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):

PERSEVERANCE, n. A lowly virtue whereby mediocrity achieves an inglorious success. "Persevere, persevere!" cry the homilists all, Themselves, day and night, persevering to bawl. "Remember the fable of tortoise and hare -- The one at the goal while the other is -- where?" Why, back there in Dreamland, renewing his lease Of life, all his muscles preserving the peace, The goal and the rival forgotten alike, And the long fatigue of the needless hike. His spirit a-squat in the grass and the dew Of the dogless Land beyond the Stew, He sleeps, like a saint in a holy place, A winner of all that is good in a race. Sukker Uffro