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synonyms for pertinacity

  • bullheadedness
  • determination
  • doggedness
  • mulishness
  • obstinance
  • perverseness
  • perversity
  • pigheadedness
  • purpose
  • reluctance
  • tenaciousness
  • tenacity
  • willfulness
  • hardheadedness
  • obstinateness
  • pertinaciousness
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antonyms for pertinacity

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  • irresolution
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How to use pertinacity in a sentence

Marlborough had formerly made himself conspicuous by the keenness and pertinacity with which he had attacked the Dutch.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND FROM THE ACCESSION OF JAMES II.THOMAS BABINGTON MACAULAY
And he kept it up all through the long vacation with a pertinacity I should never have given him credit for.
THE ROMANCE OF HIS LIFEMARY CHOLMONDELEY
The former still adhered, with fixed pertinacity of purpose, to the matrimonial arrangement which he had made with his son.
THE KELLYS AND THE O'KELLYSANTHONY TROLLOPE
She, it may be remembered, sought for the precious remains with true pertinacity till she found them.
THE MYSTERIES OF ALL NATIONSJAMES GRANT
Their courage and pertinacity are unconquerable, and are often sublimed into the most inconceivable rage and fury.
THE BOOK OF CURIOSITIESI. PLATTS
The thoughts then cling with a violent pertinacity to the fictions of its youth, once held to be the most sacred realities.
AURELIANWILLIAM WARE
But on one occasion Gonzalo treated the subject with more seriousness and greater pertinacity than usual.
THE FOURTH ESTATE, VOL. 2ARMANDO PALACIO VALDS
When once young Trevor had taken an idea into his mind, he was wont to hold it with a pertinacity which savoured of obstinacy.
THE HAUNTED ROOMA. L. O. E.
He argued against universal suffrage with equal pertinacity.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
It was a retirement which has had one advantage in spite of its acknowledgment of the enemy's amazing pertinacity.
THE NEW YORK TIMES CURRENT HISTORY OF THE EUROPEAN WAR, VOL 1, ISSUE 4, JANUARY 23, 1915VARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PERTINACITY

  • doggedness
  • hardheadedness
  • headstrongness
  • mulishness
  • obstinateness
  • pertinaciousness
  • pertinacity
  • pigheadedness
  • resolve
  • self-will
  • stubbornness
  • tenaciousness
  • tenacity
  • willfulness
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