is pronounced as one syllable when the meaning is ‘continually troubled or harassed’ as in He was dogged by misfortune and as two syllables (dog-id) when the meaning is ‘tenacious and determined’ as in a dogged fighter.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Dogged — Dog ged, a. [Fron. {Dog}.] 1. Sullen; morose. [Obs. or R.] [1913 Webster] The sulky spite of a temper naturally dogged. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 2. Sullenly obstinate; obstinately determined or persistent; as, dogged resolution; dogged work;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogged — index diligent, faithful (diligent), inexorable, inflexible, intractable, obdurate, patient, persistent …   Law dictionary

  • dogged — having the qualities of a dog (mostly in a negative sense), c.1300, from DOG (Cf. dog) (n.). Meaning persistent is from 1779. Hence doggedly (late 14c.), cruelly, maliciously; later with a dog s persistence (1773). Related: Doggedness …   Etymology dictionary

  • dogged — *obstinate, pertinacious, mulish, stubborn, stiff necked, pigheaded, bullheaded Analogous words: determined, resolved, decided (see DECIDE): tenacious (see STRONG): persevering, persistent (see corresponding verbs at PERSEVERE): resolute,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • dogged — [adj] determined, persistent adamant, bullheaded*, firm, hanging tough*, hardheaded*, hard nosed*, indefatigable, inexorable, inflexible, insistent, mulish, obdurate, obstinate, perseverant, perseverative, persevering, pertinacious, pigheaded*,… …   New thesaurus

  • dogged — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ very persistent. DERIVATIVES doggedly adverb doggedness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dogged — [dôg′id, däg′id] adj. [ME < dogge, DOG] not giving in readily; persistent; stubborn SYN. STUBBORN doggedly adv. doggedness n …   English World dictionary

  • dogged — [[t]dɒ̱gɪd, AM dɔ͟ː [/t]] ADJ GRADED: ADJ n If you describe someone s actions as dogged, you mean that they are determined to continue with something even if it becomes difficult or dangerous. They have, through sheer dogged determination, slowly …   English dictionary

  • Dogged — Dog Dog, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dogged}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dogging}.] To hunt or track like a hound; to follow insidiously or indefatigably; to chase with a dog or dogs; to worry, as if by dogs; to hound with importunity. [1913 Webster] I have been… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dogged — adjective Date: 1653 marked by stubborn determination < a dogged competitor > < dogged devotion > Synonyms: see obstinate • doggedly adverb • doggedness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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