pertinacity

[ pur-tn-as-i-tee ]
/ ˌpɜr tnˈæs ɪ ti /

noun

the quality of being pertinacious; persistence.

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Origin of pertinacity

First recorded in 1495–1505; from Late Latin pertinācitās, for Latin pertinācia “stubbornness, perseverance” (from obsolete pertinacy), equivalent to pertināci- (stem of pertināx) “steadfast, stubborn” + -tās noun suffix (see -ty2). See per-, tenacity

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