Last modified on 10 January 2014, at 14:00
From Latin tenuis (“thin, slight”), + English suffix -ous.
- IPA(key): /ˈtɛnjuːəs/
- Rhymes: -ɛnjuːəs
tenuous (comparative more tenuous, superlative most tenuous)
- 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.
- July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises
- Picking up eight years after The Dark Knight left off, the film finds Gotham enjoying a tenuous peace based on Harvey Dent’s moral ideals rather than the ugly truth of his demise.
thin in substance or consistency