HyperDic: tenacious

English > 3 senses of the word tenacious:
ADJECTIVEalltenacious, retentive, recollective, longgood at remembering
alltenacious, dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, unyieldingstubbornly unyielding
alltenacious, coherentsticking together
tenacious > pronunciation
Soundstahney'shahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > tenacious: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningGood at remembering.
Example "tenacious memory"
Synonymsretentive, recollective, long
See alsomindful, awarebearing in mind
Oppositeunretentive, forgetful, short(of memory) deficient in retentiveness or range
Spanishretentivo, tenaz
Nounstenaciousnesspersistent determination
English > tenacious: 3 senses > adjective 2
Meaningstubbornly unyielding.
Examples
  • "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot
  • "men tenacious of opinion"
Synonymsdogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, unyielding
Broaderstubborn, obstinate, unregeneratetenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield
Spanishinflexible, pertinaz, porfiado, tenaz
Catalaninflexible, pertinaç, porfidiós, tenaç
Nounstenacity, tenaciousnesspersistent determination
Adverbstenaciouslywith obstinate determination
English > tenacious: 3 senses > adjective 3
Meaningsticking together.
Example "tenacious burrs"
Synonymcoherent
Broaderadhesivetending to adhere
Spanishcoherente, tenaz
Catalancoherent, tenaç

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