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Does the word pertinacity have positive or negative connotations?

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Hi Mary, please try to use more descriptive question titles in the future. This is in your own interest — people simply won't click on vague titles such as "Language usage- connotations of words - synonyms" or "Usage: grammar or style". Cheers. –  RegDwigнt Jul 11 '11 at 9:49
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It's rare to see this word in normal English, so I'm not sure this question has a sensible answer. Could you give us some more details? –  user1579 Jul 11 '11 at 10:46

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Yes. It could mean both "resolute, firm in purpose", or it could mean "stubborn, unyielding".

It depends on the context, to determine what it really means.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/pertinacity

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'Yes' (?) ... –  Grant Thomas Jul 11 '11 at 9:18
    
@Mr. Disappointment: it appears to have positive or negative connotations depending on circumstance, so "Yes" is clearly the right answer :-) –  user1579 Jul 11 '11 at 10:43
    
Oh, clearly. @Rhodri. –  Grant Thomas Jul 11 '11 at 10:47
    
@mr. I don't know if I love or hate your comment. But surely yes. –  belisarius Jul 11 '11 at 14:10

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