the quality or condition of being pertinacious; stubborn persistence; obstinacy
Origin of pertinacityMiddle French pertinacité
The quality or state of being pertinacious: “Again and again &ellipsis; with the inexorable pertinacity of a child &ellipsis; did he renew his efforts” (Nathaniel Hawthorne).
(usually uncountable, plural pertinacities)
- The state or characteristic of being pertinacious.