Definition of Pertinacity

1. Noun. Persistent determination.




Definition of Pertinacity

1. n. The quality or state of being pertinacious; obstinacy; perseverance; persistency.

Definition of Pertinacity

1. Noun. The state or characteristic of being pertinacious. ¹

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Definition of Pertinacity

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pertinacity

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perthio-
perthiocyanic acid
perthiocyanogen
perthite
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perticular
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pertinacities
pertinacity (current term)
pertinant
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pertinence
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Literary usage of Pertinacity

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1. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1862)
"Nevertheless, with an obstinate pertinacity, only to be appreciated by those who have long made war, the French General maintained his forward position, ..."

2. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"Nevertheless, with an obstinate pertinacity, only to be appreciated by those who have long made war, the French general maintained his forward position, ..."

3. English Synonyms Discriminated by William Taylor (1856)
"pertinacity. CONTUMACY. OBSTINACY. There is in persistence a continual, and in perseverance a separate, effort: a continual and a separate effort: each ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1862)
"He was a special près favourite with the market-women of Bull Alley, in consequence of his pertinacity in declaring ..."

5. A History of the Inquisition of Spain by Henry Charles Lea (1907)
"The first of these was pertinacity—the obstinacy which led the heretic or apostate to avow and defend his errors, and to resist the well-meant effort of his ..."

6. The Revolutionary Diplomatic Correspondence of the United States by United States Dept. of State, Francis Wharton, John Bassett Moore (1889)
"He has followed that system with pertinacity. He has never wished to declare himself openly for the United States, and even now he seems to draw himself ..."

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