1The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip: the sheer tenacity of the limpet
persistence, pertinacity, determination, perseverance, doggedness, tenaciousness, single-mindedness, strength of will, firmness of purpose, strength of purpose, fixity of purpose, bulldog spirit, tirelessness, indefatigability, resolution, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, patience, purposefulness, staunchness, steadfastness, constancy, staying power, application, diligence, assiduity, sedulousness, insistence, relentlessness, inexorability, inexorableness, implacability, inflexibility;
North American informal stick-to-it-iveness
rare continuance, perseveration
1.1The quality or fact of being very determined; determination: you have to admire the tenacity of these two guys
More example sentences
- He had a chance to measure the motive forces of men; their qualities of character; their foresight; their tenacity of purpose.
- What she lacks in skill she makes up for with tenacity.
- Dressed simply in brown unitards, they brought a workmanlike tenacity to their precarious endeavors.