1. persevering; tenacious
    • 粘り強い男
    • a tenacious man/a man of great tenacity
    • 彼には粘り強さがない
    • He lacks tenacity [perseverance/((米口))stick-to-it-iveness].
    • 最後には彼の粘り強さが物を言った
    • In the end his stamina brought him success.
    • 社長の職を引き受けるよう粘り強く彼を説得した
    • We urged him persistently [patiently] to accept the presidency./((口)) We kept after him (tirelessly) to accept the presidency.
    • 粘り強く研究を続けた
    • 「He persevered in [He stuck doggedly to] his research.