Definition of Pertinacious

1. Adjective. Stubbornly unyielding. "Men tenacious of opinion"




Definition of Pertinacious

1. a. Holding or adhering to any opinion, purpose, or design, with obstinacy; perversely persistent; obstinate; as, pertinacious plotters; a pertinacious beggar.

Definition of Pertinacious

1. Adjective. Holding tenaciously to an opinion or purpose. ¹

2. Adjective. Stubbornly resolute or tenacious. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pertinacious

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pertinacious

pertaken
pertakes
pertaking
pertechnetate
pertechnetates
perter
pertest
perthio-
perthiocyanic acid
perthiocyanogen
perthite
perthites
perthitic
perticular
perticularly
pertinacious (current term)
pertinaciously
pertinaciousness
pertinacities
pertinacity
pertinant
pertinate
pertinately
pertineer
pertinence
pertinences
pertinencies
pertinency
pertinent
pertinently

Literary usage of Pertinacious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: Together with an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1849)
"... pertinacious defence of that place, the parliament had time to recover their broken forces and more broken spirits; and may acknowledge to this rise the ..."

2. The Platform: Its Rise and Progress by Henry Lorenzo Jephson (1892)
"Moreover, as years had gone on, the action of the Platform had become more pertinacious, less intermittent—showing clearly that the people were no longer ..."

3. English Synonymes Explained: In Alphabetical Order ; with Copious by George Crabb (1883)
"... differences seldom grow to disputes but by the fault of both parties ; altercations arise mostly from pertinacious adherence to, and obstinate; ..."

4. Historical Memoirs of My Own Time by Nathaniel William Wraxall (1815)
"In debate, if not animated, he was able and pertinacious. Like Dundas, he contrived, after Lord North's Administration went to pieces, to attach himself to ..."

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