Definitions for tenacioustəˈneɪ ʃəs
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retentive, recollective, long, tenacious(adj)
good at remembering
"a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"
dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding(adj)
"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"
"two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"
clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
unwilling to yield or give up; dogged
holding together; cohesive
having a good memory; retentive
Origin: From tenax, from tenere .
holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights
apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory
having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough; as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than oil
apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive
niggardly; closefisted; miserly
holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
tē-nā′shus, adj. retaining or holding fast: apt to stick: stubborn.—adv. Tenā′ciously.—ns. Tenā′ciousness, Tenac′ity, quality of being tenacious: the quality of bodies which makes them stick to others. [L. tenax—tenēre.]
The numerical value of tenacious in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of tenacious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
It really shows how tenacious life is, the possibilities are just beyond our prediction.
It's stunted our growth, we are survivors, we're tenacious, but our potential can't be realised as quickly as it otherwise could be.
Strive to be tenacious in all you do in life, most especially in pursuing your dreams, visions or aspirations i.e. never give up even when the going gets tough, just dare to hang in there. ~Emeasoba George.
It takes courage, unfailing faith or resolute spirit to square challenges away i.e. until and unless you are courageous and resolute or tenacious you can't and won't deal with life's challenges satisfactorily.
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- tenaçCatalan, Valencian
- beharrlich, hartnäckigGerman
- itsepintainen, itsepäinen, luja, hyvämuistinen, tarttuva, sitkeä, sinnikäsFinnish
- կպչուն, բռնունակ, հաստատակամ, կառչուն, համառ, ուժեղArmenian
- ngotot, gigihIndonesian
- haldgóður, minnisgóður, fastheldinnIcelandic
- mahatadidy betsakaMalagasy
- tenaz, aderente, teimoso, porfiado, persistentePortuguese
- липкий, клейкий, настойчивый, крепкий, упрямый, упорный, цепкий, вязкийRussian
- fasthållande, klibbig, seg, kvarhållande, fast, säker, orubblig, fasthängande, seglivad, hårdnackad, ihärdigSwedish
- bildiğinden şaşmaz, yapışkan, sıkıca tutan, inatçı, dik kafalıTurkish
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