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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]


Good at remembering


tenacious; retentive; recollective; long

Context examples:

a retentive mind / tenacious memory


aware; mindful (bearing in mind; attentive to)

Sense 2tenacious [BACK TO TOP]


Stubbornly unyielding


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


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

Sense 3tenacious [BACK TO TOP]


Sticking together


coherent; tenacious

Context examples:

two coherent sheets / tenacious burrs


adhesive (tending to adhere)

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