What will you call a person with an endless spirit of pursuing something?

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    Predatorial sometimes fits this sort of behavior. Oct 3 '14 at 12:07

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Determined/resolute person:

Determination, resolution:

  • Firmness of purpose; resolve: approached the task with determination and energy.
  • A fixed intention or resolution: returned to school with a determination to finish.

also unyielding or tenacious :

  • Not bending; inflexible
  • Not giving way to pressure or persuasion; obdurate.

Source: www.thefreedictionary.com

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    can I write one of the most beautiful thing which I loved the most is endless spirit of pursuing goals Oct 3 '14 at 10:02
  • I basically want to quote team Oct 3 '14 at 10:34
  • @Pilot- One of the things I loved most about the team was its endless enthusiasm for pursuing goals.
    – Jim
    Oct 3 '14 at 19:54
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    +1 for tenacious: Merriam-Webster, 1. continuing for a long time 2. very determined to do something
    – Mazura
    Oct 4 '14 at 4:24

The word Doggedness comes to my mind.

In some situations single-mindedly would also be useful.


Undeflectable, undeterrable and indefatigable use litotes.

Unswerving perhaps does too.

Compelled or compulsive relate to monomania, an unhealthy drivenness.


Adjectives describe a noun.

More positive connotation: impassioned, fervent, wholehearted, unwavering, steadfast, pledged, dedicated, driven

Less positive connotation: preoccupied, haunted, obsessed, plagued, consumed, tormented

Simile might help:

"He was not unlike Pacman in his constant quest for junk food."


What came to mind when reading the question was relentless.


  • oppressively constant; incessant.
  • that does not relent; unyieldingly severe, strict, or harsh; unrelenting:

"His relentless pursuit of perfection was his undoing."

  • Many of these words convey "endless", but the requested pursuit aspect is missing.
    – Theresa
    Oct 4 '14 at 2:03

"Grit" is a great word for this personal trait.

A person with grit has perseverance, zeal, resilience, and determination. Source: Grit (personality trait) on Wikipedia


If it was a case of continuing when the odds of success are diminishing, but you didn't want a word with connotations of mental illness or stubbornness, I'd go with persevering.


Volition perhaps fits according to some sources.


Ambitious, Dictionary.com, adjective, 1. having ambition; eagerly desirous of achieving or obtaining success, power, wealth, a specific goal, etc.

It's quite ambitious to pursue something with endless spirit.


How about perseverance: \ˌpər-sə-ˈvir-ən(t)s\

  • The quality that allows someone to continue trying to do something even though it is difficult.
  • Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.

Source: Perseverance. Merriam-Webster.com.

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