pertinaciousness

pertinacious

[pur-tn-ey-shuhs]
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

pertinaciously, adverb
pertinaciousness, noun


1. persevering. 2. dogged.
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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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