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  • Tenacious — Te*na cious, a. [L. tenax, acis, from tenere to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Tenace}.] 1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt to retain;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenacious — [tə nā′shəs] adj. [L tenax (gen. tenacis) < tenere, to hold: see TENANT] 1. holding firmly [a tenacious grip] 2. that retains well; retentive [a tenacious memory] 3. that holds together strongly; cohesive; tough [a tenacious wood] 4 …   English World dictionary

  • tenacious — adjective Etymology: Latin tenac , tenax tending to hold fast, from tenēre to hold Date: 1607 1. a. not easily pulled apart ; cohesive < a tenacious metal > b. tending to adhere or cling especially to another substance < tenacious burs > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tenacious — te•na•cious [[t]təˈneɪ ʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold (often fol. by of): a tenacious grip; tenacious of old habits[/ex] 2) highly retentive: a tenacious memory[/ex] 3) persistent or stubborn 4) adhesive or… …   From formal English to slang

  • Memory — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Memory >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 memory memory remembrance Sgm: N 1 retention retention retentiveness Sgm: N 1 tenacity tenacity Sgm: N 1 veteris vestigia flammae veteris vestigia flammae Sgm: N 1 tablets of the… …   English dictionary for students

  • tenacious — tenaciously, adv. tenaciousness, n. /teuh nay sheuhs/, adj. 1. holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold (often fol. by of): a tenacious grip on my arm; tenacious of old habits. 2. highly retentive: a tenacious memory. 3. pertinacious,… …   Universalium

  • tenacious — /təˈneɪʃəs / (say tuh nayshuhs) adjective 1. holding fast; characterised by keeping a firm hold. 2. highly retentive: a tenacious memory. 3. pertinacious, persistent, stubborn, or obstinate. 4. adhesive or sticky; viscous or glutinous. 5. holding …   Australian-English dictionary

  • tenacious — adj. 1 (often foll. by of) keeping a firm hold of property, principles, life, etc.; not readily relinquishing. 2 (of memory) retentive. 3 holding fast. 4 strongly cohesive. 5 persistent, resolute. 6 adhesive, sticky. Derivatives: tenaciously adv …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tenaciously — Tenacious Te*na cious, a. [L. tenax, acis, from tenere to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Tenace}.] 1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenaciousness — Tenacious Te*na cious, a. [L. tenax, acis, from tenere to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Tenace}.] 1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • te|na´cious|ness — te|na|cious «tih NAY shuhs», adjective. 1. holding fast: »the tenacious jaws of a bulldog, a person tenacious of his rights. 2. Figurative. stubborn; persistent: »a tenacious salesman. SYNONYM(S): obstinate. 3. Figurative. able to remember: » …   Useful english dictionary


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