Definition of tenacious in English:

tenacious

Line breaks: ten|acious
Pronunciation: /tɪˈneɪʃəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

tenaciously

adverb
More example sentences
  • She has tenaciously held on to her No 1 spot in the rankings.
  • He is tenaciously clinging to life and he feels healthy for the first time in years.
  • They cursed the conditions in which they served, but they tenaciously kept going, day after day.

tenaciousness

noun
More example sentences
  • His determination, tenaciousness and commitment to the game makes him one of our truly great players.
  • Much of this stubborn tenaciousness was inherited from his devoted mother.
  • One never feels that he is wholly approving of the growing tenaciousness of William and Emily's relationship.

Origin

early 17th century: from Latin tenax, tenac- (from tenere 'to hold') + -ious.

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