What does tenuous mean?

Definitions for tenuousˈtɛn yu əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word tenuous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tenuous(adj)

    having thin consistency

    "a tenuous fluid"

  2. tenuous(adj)

    very thin in gauge or diameter

    "a tenuous thread"

  3. flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin(adj)

    lacking substance or significance

    "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame"


  1. tenuous(Adjective)

    Thin in substance or consistency.

    The aether was thought to be of tenuous strands.

  2. tenuous(Adjective)

    Lacking importance.

    His argument was not convincing in the debate, considering how tenuous it was.

  3. Origin: From Latin tenuis, thin, slight + Eng. suffix -ous

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tenuous(adj)

    thin; slender; small; minute

  2. Tenuous(adj)

    rare; subtile; not dense; -- said of fluids

  3. Tenuous(adj)

    lacking substance, as a tenuous argument


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Images & Illustrations of tenuous

  1. tenuoustenuoustenuous

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