Pervicacious Per`vi*ca"cious, a. [L. pervicax, -acis.] Obstinate; willful; refractory. [Obs.] -- {Per`vi*ca"cious*ly}, adv. -- {Per`vi*ca"cious*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • pervicacious — pervicaciously, adv. pervicaciousness, n. /perr vi kay sheuhs/, adj. extremely willful; obstinate; stubborn. [1625 35; < L pervicac , s. of pervicax stubborn, willful (per PER + vic , var. s. of vincere to conquer (see VICTOR) + ax adj. suffix… …   Universalium

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