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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  • pervicaciousness — per·vi·ca·cious·ness …   English syllables

  • pervicaciousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being pervicacious : great obstinacy or willfulness * * * pervicāˈciousness, pervicacity / kasˈi ti/ or (obsolete) pervicacy /pûrˈvi kə si/ noun • • • Main Entry: ↑pervicacious …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pervicacity — Per vi*cac i*ty, n. Obstinacy; pervicaciousness. [Obs.] Bentley. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • intractability — n 1. intractableness, indocility, unsubmissiveness, insubmission, incompliance, incompli ancy, uncooperativeness, nonconformity; stubbornness, obstinateness, obstinacy, pervicaciousness, pig head edness, mulishness, obdurateness, hard headedness …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pertinacity — n 1. stubbornness, pigheadedness, bull headedness, mulishness, Inf. orneriness; obstinacy, Inf. cussedness, pervicaciousness; obdurateness, intractability, inflexibility, intransigence, intransigency; rigidity, will of iron, sternness, stiffness; …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • pervicacity — ˌpərvəˈkasəd.ē noun ( es) Etymology: Medieval Latin pervicacitas, from Latin pervicac , pervicax + itas ity : pervicaciousness …   Useful english dictionary

  • pervicacy — noun ( es) Etymology: Latin pervicacia, from pervicac , pervicax + ia y obsolete : pervicaciousness …   Useful english dictionary

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