pertinacious

[pur-tn-ey-shuh s] /ˌpɜr tnˈeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
2.
stubborn or obstinate.
3.
extremely or objectionably persistent:
"a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape."
Origin
1620–30; pertinaci(ty) + -ous
Related forms
pertinaciously, adverb
pertinaciousness, noun
Synonyms
1. persevering. 2. dogged.
Example Sentences for pertinacious
By this means he undoubtedly escapes much pertinacious annoyance.
Again, he teaches the pertinacious upholders of these things not to judge their opponents.
There was something in the moody and dogged silence of this pertinacious companion, that was mysterious and appalling.
British Dictionary definitions for pertinacious
pertinacious (ˌpɜːtɪˈneɪʃəs)
 
adj
1.  doggedly resolute in purpose or belief; unyielding
2.  stubbornly persistent
 
[C17: from Latin pertināx, from per- (intensive) + tenāx clinging, from tenēre to hold]
 
perti'naciously
 
adv
 
pertinacity
 
n
 
perti'naciousness
 
n

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