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dogged is a synonym of persistent

adjective [ daw-gid, dog-id ]

dogged is another word for persistent

✅  Persistent is the best word to describe being resolute, or doing something in a resolute way, and often suggests perseverance in the face of distractions (A persistent desire to help; a persistent salesperson).

✅  Dogged is the best word to use to describe being stubborn and determined, or doing something in a stubborn and focused way, and not being discouraged by setbacks of any kind (She was dogged in her pursuit of justice).

✅  While persistent and dogged describe pretty similar traits, they have slightly different implications. Persistent often describes a focused and determined approach to a task, whereas dogged implies a sometimes overly stubborn, sometimes grim devotion to a task or cause (The reporter was their most dogged critic).

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wound is a synonym of injury

noun [ woond ]

wound is another word for injury

✅  Injury is the best word to refer to an impairment, hurt, loss, or other damage, which can be physical, emotional, or social (injury to his head; injury to their reputation).

✅  Wound is the best word for an injury caused by external violent actions (a deep chest wound). Wound can also refer to an emotional hurt that feels as strong as a physical hurt (Her rejection caused a deep wound).

✅  Injury can be used to describe the same kind of damage as wound, that is, something that breaks the skin. However, injury covers a wider range of damage (internal injury; shoulder injury).

✅  Injury can sound formal or detached from the pain (Their injuries were severe), while wound sounds formal in a poetic sense when referring to emotional pain (Your recent betrayal opened up an old wound).

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notwithstanding is a synonym of despite

preposition [ not-with-stan-ding, -with- ]

notwithstanding is another word for despite

✅  Despite introduces something that is an active opposition to an outcome (We got home on time despite the road closures).

✅  Notwithstanding suggests that something has met with a hindrance (Notwithstanding their hours of practice, they lost the game).

✅  Both words mean to overcome an obstacle in order to do something, and they’re used interchangeably, although despite is much more frequent.

✅  Despite is only placed at the start of a clause, before its object (Despite his lack of sleep, he managed to pass the exam), whereas notwithstanding is more flexible, and is often placed at the end of a clause (My broken leg notwithstanding, I'm feeling great).

Despite your busy schedule, take some time for these synonyms for notwithstanding.

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