Part of speech: noun
Origin: Latin, early 17th century
The quality or state of being pervicacious.
Obstinacy; stubbornness; wilfulness.
Examples of Pervicacity in a sentence
"My toddler is the perfect example of pervicacity!"
"They were both guilty of pervicacity, but eventually they came to a compromise."
This noun, synonymous with stubbornness or willfulness, deserves to be brought back into the regular lexicon. It comes from the Latin "pervicacitas," meaning obstinacy.
Did you Know?
He's stubborn as a mule! What did mules do to earn a reputation of pervicacity? They're the result of cross-breeding a horse and a donkey, and Charles Darwin himself documented mules with more strength, intelligence, and, yes, stubbornness than the parents.