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READING  シツ、シュウ、と-る
MEANING  tenacious
JLPT level N1 (full info & stroke order)
 
Words/compounds
しっこう, しゅぎょう, しゅうぎょう, しぎょう
enforcement, performance, execution, exercise, service, pursuit of knowledge, studying, learning, training, ascetic practice (practise), discipline
しゅうちゃくしん
attachment (to), tenacity of purpose
こしつ, こしゅう
adherence (negative nuance), persistence, insistence, stubbornness
しゅうねん
tenacity, implacability
しゅうねんぶかい
vindictive, tenacious, persistent, spiteful, vengeful
 
Example sentences
執行
口は体の死刑執行人であり医者である。
The mouth is the executioner and the doctor of the body.
 
執行部の交替で彼は失職した。
Owing to a change of administrations, he lost his job.
執着心
彼女のお金への執着心には際限がない。
Her love of money is without bounds.
固執
彼は原案に固執した。
He adhered to the original plan.
 
彼は法律の条文の意味に固執する。
He keeps to the letter of the law.
 
母系の祖母はその旧式のドレスを着ることに固執する。
My maternal grandmother persists in wearing that old-fashioned dress.
 
両親が喜んで経済的に援助してくれるのに、なぜ君は自分で学費を払うことに固執するのか。
Why do you insist on paying for your school expenses yourself, when your parents are willing to give you financial support?
執念
あいつは執念深いから気をつけた方がいいよ。
Watch out for him. That guy can really hold a grudge.
 
Lookalikes
 
ガン、まる、まる-い、まる-める 
circle
 
コウ、さいわ-い、さち、しあわ-せ 
happiness
 
ホウ、むく-いる 
report