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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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. 
  2.  Resolute;  persevering;  constant;  steady. 
  Diligence  is  a  steady,  constant,  and  pertinacious 
  study.  --South. 
  Syn:  Obstinate;  stubborn;  inflexible;  unyielding;  resolute; 
  determined;  firm;  constant;  steady.  -- 
  {Per`ti*na"cious*ly},  adv  --  {Per`ti*na"cious*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  stubbornly  unyielding;  "dogged  persistence";  "dour 
  determination";  "the  most  vocal  and  pertinacious  of  all 
  the  critics";  "a  mind  not  gifted  to  discover  truth  but 
  tenacious  to  hold  it"-  T.S.Eliot;  "men  tenacious  of 
  opinion"  [syn:  {bulldog},  {dogged},  {dour},  {tenacious}, 

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