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Date: 1600-1700
Language: Latin
Origin: pertinax, from tenax; TENACIOUS

pertinacious

adjective
     
per‧ti‧na‧cious formal
continuing to believe something or to do something in a very determined way [= tenacious]
pertinaciously adverb
pertinacity noun [uncountable]

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