Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective obsolete Obstinate; willful; refractory.

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  • adjective stubborn, willful, obstinate, refractory

Etymologies

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Latin pervicax

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  • A man whose beliefs are fallacious

    Can err without being mendacious,

    But rise in defiance

    Of that vile alliance

    Of knowing men still pervicacious.

    April 15, 2019

  • "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