Definition of tenacity in English:


Line breaks: ten|acity
Pronunciation: /tɪˈnasɪti


[mass noun]
1The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip: the sheer tenacity of the limpet
1.1The quality or fact of being very determined; determination: you have to admire the tenacity of these two guys
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  • 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.
1.2The quality or fact of continuing to exist; persistence: the tenacity of certain myths within the historical record
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  • The photograph, she adds, "exemplifies the tenacity of certain myths within the historical record."

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