inveteracy

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noun in·vet·er·a·cy \in-ˈve-t(ə-)rə-sē\

Definition of inveteracy

  1. :  the quality or state of being obstinate or persistent :  tenacity

Origin and Etymology of inveteracy

inveterate + -cy


First Known Use: circa 1719


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