Pertinacious Per`ti*na"cious, a. [L. pertinax, -acis; per + tenax tenacious. See {Per-}, and {Tenacious}.] 1. Holding or adhering to any opinion, purpose, or design, with obstinacy; perversely persistent; obstinate; as, pertinacious plotters; a pertinacious beggar. [1913 Webster]

2. Resolute; persevering; constant; steady. [1913 Webster]

Diligence is a steady, constant, and pertinacious study. --South. [1913 Webster]

Syn: Obstinate; stubborn; inflexible; unyielding; resolute; determined; firm; constant; steady. [1913 Webster] -- {Per`ti*na"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Per`ti*na"cious*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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