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Synonyms

determination

noun

the refusal to let anything prevent you from doing what you have decided to do

ambition

noun

something that you very much want to do, usually something that is difficult to achieve

will

noun

someone’s determination to do what is necessary to achieve what they want

energy

noun

enthusiasm and determination

motivation

noun

a feeling of enthusiasm or interest that makes you determined to do something

resolve

noun

firm determination to do something

aspiration

noun

something that you want to achieve, or the wish to achieve something

dynamism

noun

energy, enthusiasm, and determination to succeed

drive

noun

the energy and determination that makes you try hard to achieve something

perseverance

noun

a determined attitude that makes you continue trying to achieve something difficult

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ambition

noun

the feeling that you want very much to become successful, rich, famous etc

application

noun

formal hard work and determination that you put into something for a long period

ardor

the American spelling of ardour

ardour

noun

very strong feelings of admiration or determination

backbone

noun

the determination and strong personality that you need in order to do what is right or deal with a difficult situation

be fixed on (doing) something

informal to think about something so much, or to be so determined to do something, that you do not think about anything else

by hook or by crook

in whatever way is possible

call

noun

a strong feeling of wanting to do something, especially as a career

calling

noun

a strong feeling that you must do a particular type of job, especially one that you consider morally good

come hell or high water

even though there may be problems or difficulties

commitment

noun

enthusiasm for something and a determination to work hard at it

direction

noun

the feeling of having a definite purpose

the Dunkirk spirit

noun

an attitude of being very strong in a difficult situation and refusing to accept defeat

endurance

noun

the ability to continue doing something physically difficult or continue dealing with an unpleasant situation for a long time

fight

noun

energy and determination to continue trying to achieve something

fortitude

noun

formal a brave and determined attitude

grit

noun

informal determination to succeed, even in very difficult situations

the law of the jungle

noun

the principle that you need to be very determined and prepared to harm others in order to be successful

megalomania

noun

the enjoyment of power and a strong wish to have more of it

mettle

noun

formal the determination and ability to deal with problems and difficult situations

mind over matter

the ability to control pain or an unpleasant situation by using your mind

moxie

noun

Americaninformal old-fashioned energy, confidence, and determination

nerve

noun

the ability to control your fear and remain determined when you are doing something difficult or dangerous

persistence

noun

the attitude or behaviour of someone who continues to do, or try to do, something in a determined way

perversity

noun

a determination to behave in an unreasonable way, especially by doing the opposite of what is expected or wanted

push

noun

the energy and determination to achieve something

resolution

noun

the quality of being determined

spirit

noun

an enthusiastic or determined attitude

stamina

noun

the ability to work hard or to make a lot of effort over a long period of time without getting tired

staying power

noun

the ability of a person or organization to keep doing something for a long period of time

strong nerves/stomach

the ability to deal with difficult or unpleasant situations

tenacity

noun

tenacious behaviour

vigor

the American spelling of vigour

vigour

noun

mental energy, enthusiasm, and determination

willpower

noun

the ability to control your thoughts and behaviour in order to achieve something

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