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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.
Of late, I am told by shopkeepers, the tin box with the pervicacious cover is becoming popular; but I remain true to my sponge in a bottle: for, unlike the leopard, I am able to change my spots.
May they be efficacious upon the mind of one of the most pervicacious young creatures that ever was heard of!