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pertinacious (adj) tenacious.

When you are pertinacious, you are tenacious, that is, determined to achieve what you want to achieve. You are determined to achieve your goals or aims in spite of difficulties or obstacles in your way if you are pertinacious. Successful people are successful because they are pertinacious; that is, they succeed because of their determined nature, because they are pertinacious.

  • Gandhi was pertinacious about using nonviolence as his weapon against the might of the British to free India from the British rule. Nothing could change his determination to use the weapon of peace to oppose the British.
  • In spite of acute shortage of funds for his research, Baird was pertinacious about his invention of TV. He continued his work on it with determination and finally achieved the result.
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