Synonyms for pertinacity:
Other synonyms and related words:
perverseness, patience, intransigence, obdurateness, mulishness, opinionatedness, obstinacy, stubbornness, obstinateness, perversity, continuity, hardheadedness, diligence, willfulness, pertinaciousness, pigheadedness, obduracy, perseveration, self-opinionatedness, doggedness, bullheadedness.
Sense 1 (noun)
Usage examples for pertinacity:
- In order to secure that arrangement it was absolutely necessary to destroy the authority of Marlborough, and the Tory statesmen set about this work with the most shameless and undisguised pertinacity. - "A History of the Four Georges, Volume I (of 4)", Justin McCarthy.
- To- night there is no place to sit down in all the grand extent of the Winsleigh drawing- rooms,- puffy old dowagers occupy the sofas, ottomans, and chairs, and the largest and most brilliant portion of the assemblage are standing, grinning into each other's faces with praiseworthy and polite pertinacity, and talking as rapidly as though their lives depended on how many words they could utter within the space of two minutes. - "Thelma", Marie Corelli.
- With characteristic pertinacity, Mr. Lowrey stood by the inventor through thick and thin, in spite of doubt, discouragement, and ridicule, until at last success crowned his efforts. - "Edison, His Life and Inventions", Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin.