American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Holding or tending to hold persistently to something, such as a point of view.
- adj. Holding together firmly; cohesive: a tenacious material.
- adj. Clinging to another object or surface; adhesive: tenacious lint.
- adj. Tending to retain; retentive: a tenacious memory.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession: with of before the thing held; hence, stubborn; obstinate.
- Retentive; apt to retain long what is committed to it: said of the memory.
- Niggardly; close-fisted.
- Apt to adhere to another substance; adhesive, as ropy, glutinous, or viscous matter; sticky; viscid: as, few substances are so tenacious as tar.
- Tough; having great cohesive force between its particles, so that they resist any effort to pull or force them asunder: as, steel is the most tenacious of all known substances.
- adj. clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
- adj. unwilling to yield or give up; dogged
- adj. holding together; cohesive
- adj. having a good memory; retentive
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession.
- adj. Apt to retain; retentive.
- adj. Having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough.
- adj. Apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive.
- adj. Niggardly; closefisted; miserly.
- adj. Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn.
- adj. good at remembering
- adj. stubbornly unyielding
- adj. sticking together
- From Latin tenāx ("holding fast, clinging"), from tenēre ("to hold") + -ious. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin tenāx, tenāc-, holding fast, from tenēre, to hold; see ten- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“May 29 Bloomberg -- U.S. agencies offered assistance to Lockheed Martin Corp., the world's largest defense contractor, which suffered what it called a "tenacious" cyber attack on its computer networks on May 21.”
“San Antonio was tenacious from the start, getting an immediate offensive rebound, then trapping Allen and forcing him to throw a bad pass that Ginobili stole.”
“Again Ivy gave that shrug, but her expression was tenacious.”
“In Washington, Rumsfeld was known as a tenacious and effective fighter of policy wars, once described by Henry Kissinger as a "skilled full-time politician-bureaucrat in whom ambition, ability, and substance fuse seamlessly.”
“It is nice that you end up congratulating the press for being so tenacious, which is sweet music to their ears.”
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“For his part, Reid -- known as a tenacious fighter who has come out ahead in previous close elections -- will push the message against his opponents of how much he has done for the state.”
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The words on this list SAT regulars that I haven't sorted and grouped yet. It's like my wordy holding pen. get it? holding the pen to write a word? HA! I love how lame my humor is.
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