pervicacious

pervicaciously, adv.pervicaciousness, n.
/perr'vi kay"sheuhs/, adj.
extremely willful; obstinate; stubborn.
[1625-35; < L pervicac-, s. of pervicax stubborn, willful (per- PER- + vic-, var. s. of vincere to conquer (see VICTOR) + -ax adj. suffix denoting tendency or ability) + -IOUS]

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  • Pervicacious — Per vi*ca cious, a. [L. pervicax, acis.] Obstinate; willful; refractory. [Obs.] {Per vi*ca cious*ly}, adv. {Per vi*ca cious*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Pervicaciously — Pervicacious Per vi*ca cious, a. [L. pervicax, acis.] Obstinate; willful; refractory. [Obs.] {Per vi*ca cious*ly}, adv. {Per vi*ca cious*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pervicaciousness — Pervicacious Per vi*ca cious, a. [L. pervicax, acis.] Obstinate; willful; refractory. [Obs.] {Per vi*ca cious*ly}, adv. {Per vi*ca cious*ness}, n. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Obstinacy — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Obstinacy >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 obstinateness obstinateness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 obstinacy obstinacy tenacity Sgm: N 1 cussedness cussedness =>(U.S.) Sgm: N 1 perseverance perseverance &c. 604a …   English dictionary for students

  • pervicaciousness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being pervicacious : great obstinacy or willfulness * * * pervicāˈciousness, pervicacity / kasˈi ti/ or (obsolete) pervicacy /pûrˈvi kə si/ noun • • • Main Entry: ↑pervicacious …   Useful english dictionary

  • unreasonable — un·rea·son·able adj: not reasonable: beyond what can be accepted: as a: clearly inappropriate, excessive, or harmful in degree or kind an unreasonable delay an unreasonable restraint of trade b: lacking justification in fact or circumstance an… …   Law dictionary

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