pervicacious

pervicacious

[pur-vi-key-shuhs]
adjective
extremely willful; obstinate; stubborn.

Origin:
1625–35; < Latin pervicāc-, stem of pervicāx stubborn, willful (per- per- + vic-, variant stem of vincere to conquer (see victor) + -āx adj. suffix denoting tendency or ability) + -ious

pervicaciously, adverb
pervicaciousness, noun
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