- 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 pertinaciouslystrictly, stubbornly, resolutely, doggedly, steadfastly, staunchly, persistently, tenaciously, adamantly, decisively, unwaveringly, firmly, inflexibly, unreasonably, contumaciously, determinedly, fixedly, indomitably, intractably, pertinaciously
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Historical Examples of pertinaciously
Other substances he found that it would consume slowly, but pertinaciously.In the Morning of Time
Charles G. D. Roberts
"But I think that is hardly sufficient," said Mrs. Robarts, pertinaciously.Framley Parsonage
For a long time, and most pertinaciously, this idea dwelt with her.The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete
"Then I'll walk a few steps with you," he said pertinaciously.London's Heart
B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
If they are not defended perseveringly and pertinaciously, I will not combat them strongly.Commentary on Genesis, Vol. I
- doggedly resolute in purpose or belief; unyielding
- stubbornly persistent