What does the word pertinacity mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Pertinaciousness.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Stubborn or undue insistence.

Usage examples for pertinacity

  1. I've done my duty, and it is no use you see; ' and the other is to persist in attempt after attempt, until the very pertinacity of our faith accomplishes the work for us. – The Chautauqua Girls At Home by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
  2. Can we assume even the gallantry of love to have been unknown in a country where the hair of a queen, Berenice, was transferred as a constellation to the skies; or can devotion to love be doubted in the case of peoples who, for the sake of a beautiful woman, wage terrible wars with bitter pertinacity? – Primitive Love and Love-Stories by Henry Theophilus Finck