Word for the week – Pertinacious

pertinacious

Syllabification: (per·ti·na·cious)
Pronunciation: /ˌpərtnˈāSHəs/
Definition of pertinacious

adjective

formal

  • holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action:he worked with a pertinacious resistance to interruptions

Derivatives

pertinaciously

adverb

pertinaciousness

noun

pertinacity

Pronunciation: /-ˈasitē/

noun

Origin:
early 17th century: from Latin pertinaxpertinac- ‘holding fast’ + -ous

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