from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Long and thin; slender: tenuous strands.
- adj. Having a thin consistency; dilute.
- adj. Having little substance; flimsy: a tenuous argument.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Thin in substance or consistency.
- adj. insubstantial
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Thin; slender; small; minute.
- adj. Rare; subtile; not dense; -- said of fluids.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Thin; small; minute.
- Rare; rarefied; fine; subtile.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. very thin in gauge or diameter
- adj. having thin consistency
- adj. lacking substance or significance
Only the ceaseless exercise of power, especially by the weighty “great powers,” might hold contentious states in tenuous equilibrium.
Leftwich's prospects for a long-term grasp on the job seemed tenuous from the start, with the Bucs drafting Josh Freeman in the first round.
How will you live your life in tenuous circumstances?
So, while Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers remains tenuous, what isn't tenuous is Obama's relationship with the corrupt city, county, and state governments he calls home.
Not only does it fall far short of the definition of the word tenuous, but it is kind of ironic to see the McCain campaign keep soiling their own in their desperation.
Do these people understand just how tenuous is the existance of the average small business?
With pedominantly Arab Muslim populations, the govts of the Mahgreb are in tenuous control.
It was a pragmatic alliance, but tenuous from the start.
We know these gains are tenuous, which is why we won't let up for a second in our efforts to secure the border and protect communities in the Southwest.
But the connection is growing more and more tenuous, which is why centrists like Dede Scozzafava are far from the first or last to have to face defeat.