What does tenacity mean?

Definitions for tenacity
təˈnæs ɪ titenac·i·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacitynoun

    persistent determination

Wiktionary

  1. tenacitynoun

    The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose.

    Etymology: From tenacitas.

  2. tenacitynoun

    The quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; – as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility, etc.

    Etymology: From tenacitas.

  3. tenacitynoun

    The quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness; viscosity.

    Etymology: From tenacitas.

  4. tenacitynoun

    The greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder, – usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture.

    Etymology: From tenacitas.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tenacitynoun

    the quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose

  2. Tenacitynoun

    that quality of bodies which keeps them from parting without considerable force; cohesiveness; the effect of attraction; -- as distinguished from brittleness, fragility, mobility, etc

  3. Tenacitynoun

    that quality of bodies which makes them adhere to other bodies; adhesiveness; viscosity

  4. Tenacitynoun

    the greatest longitudinal stress a substance can bear without tearing asunder, -- usually expressed with reference to a unit area of the cross section of the substance, as the number of pounds per square inch, or kilograms per square centimeter, necessary to produce rupture

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenacity in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of tenacity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of tenacity in a Sentence

  1. Virginia Beach police:

    Their dedication and tenacity paid off.

  2. Robert Abrams:

    She's been a strong independent voice throughout her career, all of this demonstrates that she has shown courage and tenacity for what she believes is right, what is her duty and responsibility.

  3. Richard Budgett:

    There are no IOC rules or regulations around transgender participation. That depends on each international federation. So Laurel Hubbard is a woman, and is competing under the rules of her federation, and we have to pay tribute to her courage and tenacity in actually competing and qualifying for The Olympic Games.

  4. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Many of us are like Lotus flower that grows in the mud, and yet rises above the murkier muddy waters as an astoundingly beautiful flower, opening her petals one by one. The mud of adversities, challenges and obstacles don't stop her growth, but probably offer the nourishment and strength to rise above that mud. I often think that it's the strong desire, tenacity and perseverance of Lotus flower that must make her so unique in accomplishing way above and beyond the norms; because not everything that grows in the mud turns into an elegant Lotus flower. We must strive to build the same mental strength, perseverance and passion within - so as to grow above the mud of compelling circumstances, hardships, social rejections, and discriminations that we often experience in real world. Then only we will be able to transform into the eloquent Lotus flowers, gently opening our soft splendid petals one by one to make our world most beautiful.

  5. Louis Farrakhan:

    It was Mrs. Sanger who advocated population control of black and poor people, in a 1939 letter, Margaret Sanger wrote about getting the black preachers to help with Margaret Sanger efforts. Margaret Sanger said, ‘ we don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. ’ … And when Bill Clinton received the award, [ Margaret Sanger said ] I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Margaret Sanger courage. Margaret Sanger tenacity. Margaret Sanger vision. ’ Now they have to admit that the war on drugs was a war on black people.

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