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EtymologyEdit

From Latin tenāx (holding fast, clinging), from tenēre (to hold) +‎ -ious.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /təˈneɪʃəs/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪʃəs
  • Hyphenation: tena‧cious

AdjectiveEdit

tenacious (comparative more tenacious, superlative most tenacious)

  1. Clinging to an object or surface; adhesive.
  2. Unwilling to yield or give up; dogged.
  3. Holding together; cohesive.
  4. Having a good memory; retentive.

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