Synonyms for tenacious

Grammar : Adj
Spell : tuh-ney-shuhs
Phonetic Transcription : təˈneɪ ʃəs

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Définition of tenacious

Origin :
  • c.1600, from Latin tenaci-, from tenax "holding fast" (see tenacity). Related: Tenaciously; tenaciousness.
  • adj strong, unyielding
  • adj sticky
Example sentences :
  • He knew that here was a bold and tenacious spirit, kin to that of Grant.
  • Extract from : « The Rock of Chickamauga » by Joseph A. Altsheler
  • My mother's imagination was as vivacious, but not as tenacious as my own.
  • Extract from : « Tales And Novels, Volume 9 (of 10) » by Maria Edgeworth
  • She seldom showed any anger; but when she did it was tenacious, and slow to be appeased.
  • Extract from : « The Fat and the Thin » by Emile Zola
  • Ganymede was of a tenacious mettle, and of this he now afforded proof.
  • Extract from : « Bardelys the Magnificent » by Rafael Sabatini
  • To the man who had done him some service, of tenacious memory.
  • Extract from : « Agesilaus » by Xenophon
  • The Jew's vacillating hope was tenacious, for it was the last.
  • Extract from : « Masterpieces of Mystery » by Various
  • With such a slug-like, patient, tenacious fool, was that not more likely?
  • Extract from : « The Market-Place » by Harold Frederic
  • I saw it when I was a child, and my memory is a tenacious one.
  • Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever
  • Then she tried to draw her wrists out of his tenacious clutch.
  • Extract from : « A Bride of the Plains » by Baroness Emmuska Orczy
  • Besides, he's a touchy person, and my husband is most tenacious regarding him.
  • Extract from : « Luttrell Of Arran » by Charles James Lever

Antonyms for tenacious

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