Synonyms and related words:
application, assiduity, assiduousness, balkiness, bigotry, bulldog courage, bulldog tenacity, bullheadedness, concentration, constancy, demandingness, determination, diligence, dogged perseverance, doggedness, dogmatism, endurance, engrossment, exigency, fanaticism, fidelity, fixed mind, fortitude, gameness, gaminess, grittiness, hardheadedness, hardihood, hardiness, headstrongness, importunacy, importunateness, importunity, indefatigability, industriousness, industry, inflexible will, insistence, insistency, intolerance, loyalty, mettlesomeness, mulishness, nerviness, obduracy, obstinacy, obstinateness, opinionatedness, overzealousness, patience, patience of Job, permanence, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinaciousness, pigheadedness, plodding, pluckiness, plugging, preoccupation, pressingness, pressure, relentlessness, resoluteness, resolution, restiveness, sedulity, sedulousness, self-will, single-mindedness, singleness of purpose, slogging, spunkiness, stability, stamina, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness, stick-to-itiveness, stiff neck, stiff-neckedness, strongheadness, stubbornness, sulkiness, sullenness, tenaciousness, tenacity, tirelessness, uncooperativeness, unregenerateness, unremittingness, unswerving attention, urgency, willfulness

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  • Pertinacity — Per ti*nac i*ty, n. [Cf. F. pertinacit[ e].] The quality or state of being pertinacious; obstinacy; perseverance; persistency. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] Syn: See {Obstinacy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pertinacity — index diligence (perseverance), tenacity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • pertinacity — c.1500, from M.Fr. pertinacité (early 15c.), from O.Fr. pertinace obstinate, from L. pertinacem (nom. pertinax) very firm, tenacious, from per very + tenax (see TENACIOUS (Cf. tenacious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • pertinacity — [pʉrt΄ n as′ə tē] n. [MFr pertinacité] the quality or condition of being pertinacious; stubborn persistence; obstinacy …   English World dictionary

  • pertinacity — noun The state or characteristic of being pertinacious. Again and again, however, and half a dozen other agains, with the inexorable pertinacity of a child intent upon some object important to itself, did he renew his efforts for admittance. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • pertinacity — pertinacious ► ADJECTIVE formal ▪ stubborn; persistent. DERIVATIVES pertinaciously adverb pertinacity noun. ORIGIN from Latin pertinax holding fast …   English terms dictionary

  • pertinacity — noun see pertinacious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 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 — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being stubbornly unyielding: bullheadedness, doggedness, hard headedness, mulishness, obstinacy, obstinateness, pertinaciousness, perverseness, perversity, pigheadedness, tenaciousness, tenacity …   English dictionary for students

  • pertinacity — per·ti nac·i·ty || ‚pÉœrtÉ™ næsÉ™tɪ /‚pɜːtɪ n. stubbornness, obstinacy, tenaciousness …   English contemporary dictionary

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