Definición de tenacious en inglés:

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tenacious

Pronunciación: /tɪˈneɪʃəs/

adjetivo

1Tending to keep a firm hold of something; clinging or adhering closely: a tenacious grip
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • They brushed at tenacious bits of clinging greenery.
  • I think that Africa will always hold a tenacious grip on me, and I do feel sad to be leaving my friends.
  • Popular culture has a tenacious grip on most kids, parents, and even us teachers.
Sinónimos
firm, tight, fast, clinging;
strong, forceful, powerful, unshakeable, immovable, iron
sticky, adhesive, clinging, gluey, gummy, glutinous, viscid, viscous, mucilaginous;
British  claggy;
Scottish & Northern English  clarty
1.1Not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined: this tenacious defence of local liberties you’re tenacious and you get at the truth
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • He is a brilliant commentator and tenacious advocate of his position.
  • I was just tenacious and determined and ran all day.
  • They seem tenacious in their determination to get at the truth.
Sinónimos
retentive, good;
photographic
1.2Persisting in existence; not easily dispelled: a tenacious local legend
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • His rosy view has proved remarkably tenacious.
  • These hardy and tenacious insects have lived on the planet for 400 million years.
  • The tribal loyalties of some hostel residents have proved tenacious.
Sinónimos
persevering, persistent, pertinacious, determined, dogged, single-minded, strong-willed, tireless, indefatigable, resolute, patient, purposeful, diligent, assiduous, sedulous, unflagging, staunch, steadfast, untiring, unwavering, unswerving, unshakeable, unyielding, uncompromising, insistent, importunate, relentless, unrelenting, inexorable, implacable;
stubborn, intransigent, obstinate, obdurate, stiff-necked;
North American  rock-ribbed

Derivados

tenaciousness

Pronunciación: /tɪˈneɪʃəsnəs/
sustantivo
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • 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.

Origen

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

Palabras que riman con tenacious

Athanasius, audacious, bodacious, cactaceous, capacious, carbonaceous, contumacious, Cretaceous, curvaceous, disputatious, edacious, efficacious, fallacious, farinaceous, flirtatious, foliaceous, fugacious, gracious, hellacious, herbaceous, Ignatius, loquacious, mendacious, mordacious, ostentatious, perspicacious, pertinacious, pugnacious, rapacious, sagacious, salacious, saponaceous, sebaceous, sequacious, setaceous, spacious, veracious, vexatious, vivacious, voracious

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Saltos de línea: ten|acious

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