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pertinacious

adjective uk   /ˌpɜː.tɪˈneɪ.ʃəs/ us    /ˌpɝː.tənˈeɪ-/ formal
very determined and refusing to be defeated by problems: Like most successful politicians, she is pertinacious and single-minded in the pursuit of her goals.
Translations of “pertinacious”
in Chinese (Traditional) 堅決的, 堅忍不拔的, 頑強的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坚决的, 坚忍不拔的, 顽强的…
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