Definitions

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  • adj. stubborn, willful, obstinate, refractory

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Obstinate; willful; refractory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Very obstinate; stubborn; wilfully contrary or refractory; wilful.

Etymologies

Latin pervicax (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • "Nicholas instantly resumed, demanding of Mrs. Barclay with amazed innocence other women other women must she be like a pervicacious angel think that because he loved her with every beat of his heart, love and had loved, as she herself well remembered and in this house should remember best of all..."

    - W.M. Spackman, An Armful of Warm Girl

    December 22, 2011