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adjective as in resolute

adjective as in obstinate

adjective as in bullheaded

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Example Sentences

As it was useless arguing with so pertinacious a disputant we were compelled humbly to submit.

The old man was pertinacious, and many whispers had to be made into Barry's ear before the matter could be settled.

Carlyle attributes his defeat and downfall to his pertinacious pursuit of a shallow logic to its utmost consequences.

"There never was a man played his game worse," resumed St. George, who with a pertinacious persistence continued the topic.

History cannot produce another instance of a struggle so prolonged and so pertinacious.


On this page you'll find 63 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pertinacious, such as: attentive, determined, dogged, persistent, and tenacious.

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