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TENACIOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does tenacious mean? 

TENACIOUS (adjective)
  The adjective TENACIOUS has 3 senses:

1. good at remembering
2. stubbornly unyielding
3. sticking together

  Familiarity information: TENACIOUS used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TENACIOUS (adjective)


Sense 1tenacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Good at remembering

Synonyms:

tenacious; retentive; recollective; long

Context examples:

a retentive mind / tenacious memory

Also:

aware; mindful (bearing in mind; attentive to)


Sense 2tenacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Stubbornly unyielding

Synonyms:

dogged; dour; pertinacious; unyielding; tenacious

Context examples:

dogged persistence / dour determination / the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics / a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it / men tenacious of opinion

Similar:

obstinate; stubborn; unregenerate (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)


Sense 3tenacious [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sticking together

Synonyms:

coherent; tenacious

Context examples:

two coherent sheets / tenacious burrs

Similar:

adhesive (tending to adhere)


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