- holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
- stubborn or obstinate.
- extremely or objectionably persistent: a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape.
Origin of pertinacious
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Related Words for pertinaciousattentive, determined, dogged, persistent, tenacious, insistent, perverse, stubborn, firm, headstrong, inflexible, obstinate, resolute, unshakable
Examples from the Web for pertinacious
Historical Examples of pertinacious
And it was the presence of that pertinacious ship-chandler which had started them.'Twixt Land & Sea
Behind these was the agent, punctual and pertinacious, who had come for the rent.The Paliser case
And he escaped from pertinacious Mr. Dawson with some alacrity.Half a Hero
Again they laughed at the child's pertinacious fancy for a night-ramble.Short Story Writing
Charles Raymond Barrett
"They are not the only pertinacious ones," the priest replied.The Art of Disappearing
John Talbot Smith
- doggedly resolute in purpose or belief; unyielding
- stubbornly persistent