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See definition of pertinacious on Dictionary.com
  • adj.resolute
  • adj.obstinate
  • adj.bullheaded

synonyms for pertinacious

  • attentive
  • determined
  • dogged
  • persistent
  • tenacious
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antonyms for pertinacious

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  • irresolute
  • tentative
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How to use pertinacious in a sentence

As it was useless arguing with so pertinacious a disputant we were compelled humbly to submit.
HURRICANE HURRYW.H.G. KINGSTON
The old man was pertinacious, and many whispers had to be made into Barry's ear before the matter could be settled.
THE KELLYS AND THE O'KELLYSANTHONY TROLLOPE
Carlyle attributes his defeat and downfall to his pertinacious pursuit of a shallow logic to its utmost consequences.
HARPER'S NEW MONTHLY MAGAZINE, NO. VII, DECEMBER 1850, VOL. IIVARIOUS
"There never was a man played his game worse," resumed St. George, who with a pertinacious persistence continued the topic.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. II (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
History cannot produce another instance of a struggle so prolonged and so pertinacious.
THE EVOLUTION OF SINN FEINROBERT MITCHELL HENRY
The poor victim of this pertinacious interrogatory now beat about within herself for succour.
RHODA FLEMING, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
In conversation he was a singularly eager, acute and pertinacious disputant.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 15, SLICE 4VARIOUS
Return to Australia was never out of Susan's mind, never absent from her pertinacious foolish lips.
THE DOCTOR'S FAMILYMRS. (MARGARET) OLIPHANT
One of my husband's visitors was a pertinacious little man who came early and stayed late.
THE WOMAN THOU GAVEST MEHALL CAINE
But of late it was beginning to stand before her as the foolish caprice of a pertinacious and yet idle and dissatisfied woman.
THE SILVER POPPYARTHUR STRINGER
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WORDS RELATED TO PERTINACIOUS

  • bullheaded
  • headstrong
  • indifferent
  • intractable
  • mulish
  • oblivious
  • obstinate
  • pertinacious
  • perverse
  • pigheaded
  • self-willed
  • strong-willed
  • stubborn
  • to listen blind
  • unaware
  • unconcerned
  • unhearing
  • unmoved
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