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From Latin tenāx (“holding fast, clinging”), from tenēre (“to hold”), + -ious.
tenacious (comparative more tenacious, superlative most tenacious)
- Clinging to an object or surface; adhesive.
- Unwilling to yield or give up; dogged.
- Holding together; cohesive.
- Having a good memory; retentive.
- (clinging to an object or surface): clingsome, sticky; see also Thesaurus:adhesive
- (unwilling to yield or give up): pigheaded, steadfast; see also Thesaurus:obstinate
- (holding together): coherent; see also Thesaurus:cohesive
- (having a good memory): elephantlike, memorious; see also Thesaurus:memorious
clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
unwilling to yield from a point of view etc; dogged
holding together; cohesive
having a good memory; retentive
- English terms derived from Proto-Indo-European
- English terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *ten-
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- English terms suffixed with -ious
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- Rhymes:English/eɪʃəs/3 syllables
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