Definitions for tenuousˈtɛn yu əs
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having thin consistency
"a tenuous fluid"
very thin in gauge or diameter
"a tenuous thread"
flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)
lacking substance or significance
"slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"
Thin in substance or consistency.
The aether was thought to be of tenuous strands.
His argument was not convincing in the debate, considering how tenuous it was.
Origin: From Latin tenuis, thin, slight + Eng. suffix -ous
thin; slender; small; minute
rare; subtile; not dense; -- said of fluids
lacking substance, as a tenuous argument
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