Definition of tenuity in English:

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Pronunciation: /tɪˈnjuːɪti/


[mass noun]
Lack of solidity or substance; thinness: the tenuity of the barrier between them
More example sentences
  • 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 tenuity

acuity, ambiguity, annuity, assiduity, congruity, contiguity, continuity, exiguity, fatuity, fortuity, gratuity, ingenuity, perpetuity, perspicuity, promiscuity, suety, superfluity, vacuity

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