tenacious

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From Latin tenāx (holding fast, clinging), from tenēre (to hold) +‎ -ious.

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tenacious (comparative more tenacious, superlative most tenacious)

  1. clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
  2. unwilling to yield or give up; dogged
  3. holding together; cohesive
  4. having a good memory; retentive

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