Pertinacious



[pur-tn-ey-shuh s] /ˌpɜr tnˈeɪ ʃəs/

adjective
1.
holding tenaciously to a purpose, course of action, or opinion; resolute.
2.
stubborn or obstinate.
3.
extremely or objectionably persistent:
a pertinacious salesman from whom I could not escape.
/ˌpɜːtɪˈneɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
doggedly resolute in purpose or belief; unyielding
2.
stubbornly persistent
adj.

1620s, from pertinacy (late 14c.; see pertinacity) + -ous. Related: Pertinaciously.

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