Pertinacity



[pur-tn-as-i-tee] /ˌpɜr tnˈæs ɪ ti/

noun
1.
the quality of being ; persistence.
n.

c.1500, from Middle French pertinacité (early 15c.), from Old French pertinace “obstinate, stubborn,” from Latin pertinacem (nominative pertinax) “very firm, tenacious, steadfast, persevering,” from per- “very” (see per) + tenax (see tenacious). It drove out earlier pertinacy (late 14c.).

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