Lack of solidity or substance; thinness: the tenuity of the barrier between them
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- They had the tall curve of elms, the tenuity of poplars, the ashen colour of olives under a rainy sky; and they stretched ahead of me for half a mile or more without a break in their arch.
- The universal ether of science, which exists in extreme tenuity, can be proved to possess some weight.
- The exceeding tenuity of the object of our dread was apparent; for all heavenly objects were plainly visible through it.
Late Middle English: from Latin tenuitas, from tenuis 'thin'.
Words that rhyme with tenuityacuity, ambiguity, annuity, assiduity, congruity, contiguity, continuity, exiguity, fatuity, fortuity, gratuity, ingenuity, perpetuity, perspicuity, promiscuity, suety, superfluity, vacuity
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