Definitions for tenacioustəˈneɪ ʃəs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retentive, recollective, long, tenacious(adj)

    good at remembering

    "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"

  2. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding(adj)

    stubbornly unyielding

    "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"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"

  3. coherent, tenacious(adj)

    sticking together

    "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"

Wiktionary

  1. tenacious(Adjective)

    clinging to an object or surface; adhesive

  2. tenacious(Adjective)

    unwilling to yield or give up; dogged

  3. tenacious(Adjective)

    holding together; cohesive

  4. tenacious(Adjective)

    having a good memory; retentive

  5. Origin: From tenax, from tenere .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tenacious(adj)

    holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights

  2. Tenacious(adj)

    apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory

  3. Tenacious(adj)

    having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough; as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than oil

  4. Tenacious(adj)

    apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive

  5. Tenacious(adj)

    niggardly; closefisted; miserly

  6. Tenacious(adj)

    holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn


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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • tenaçCatalan, Valencian
  • beharrlich, hartnäckigGerman
  • tenazSpanish
  • itsepintainen, itsepäinen, luja, hyvämuistinen, tarttuva, sitkeä, sinnikäsFinnish
  • tenaceFrench
  • greamúsachIrish
  • կպչուն, բռնունակ, հաստատակամ, կառչուն, համառ, ուժեղArmenian
  • ngotot, gigihIndonesian
  • haldgóður, minnisgóður, fastheldinnIcelandic
  • 頑強Japanese
  • mahatadidy betsakaMalagasy
  • hardnekkigDutch
  • tenaz, aderente, teimoso, porfiadoPortuguese
  • липкий, клейкий, настойчивый, крепкий, упрямый, упорный, цепкий, вязкийRussian
  • keukeuhSundanese
  • fasthållande, klibbig, seg, kvarhållande, fast, säker, orubblig, fasthängande, seglivad, hårdnackad, ihärdigSwedish
  • bildiğinden şaşmaz, yapışkan, sıkıca tutan, inatçı, dik kafalıTurkish

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