Pertinacy Per"ti*na*cy, n. [L. pertinacia, fr. pertinax. See {Pertinacious}.] Pertinacity. [Obs.] --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pertinacy — Per ti*na*cy, n. [L. pertinere to pertain. See {Pertinence}.] The quality or state of being pertinent; pertinence. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pertinacy — noun ( es) Etymology: Middle English pertinacie, from Latin pertinacia, from pertinac , pertinax pertinacious + ia y obsolete : pertinacity …   Useful english dictionary

  • Perseverance — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Perseverance >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 perseverance perseverance Sgm: N 1 continuance continuance &c.(inaction) 143 Sgm: N 1 permanence permanence &c.(absence of change) 141 Sgm: N 1 firmness firmness &c.(stability) …   English dictionary for students

  • pertinacity — /perr tn as i tee/, n. the quality of being pertinacious; persistence. [1495 1505; < LL pertinacitas, for L pertinacia stubbornness, perseverance ( > obs. pertinacy), equiv. to pertinaci (s. of pertinax) steadfast, stubborn + tas TY2. See PER ,… …   Universalium

  • pertinacity — n. 1. Resolution, determination, steadiness, constancy, inflexibility, firmness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinacy, tenacity of purpose. 2. Stubbornness, obstinacy, wilfulness, doggedness, headiness, mulishness, persistence,… …   New dictionary of synonyms

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