HyperDic: tenuous

English > 3 senses of the word tenuous:
ADJECTIVEalltenuoushaving thin consistency
alltenuousvery thin in gauge or diameter
alltenuous, flimsy, fragile, slight, thinlacking substance or significance
tenuous > pronunciation
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English > tenuous: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningHaving thin consistency.
Example"a tenuous fluid"
Broaderthinrelatively thin in consistency or low in density / density
Spanishatenuado, diluido
Catalantènue
Nounstenuitya rarified quality
English > tenuous: 3 senses > adjective 2
MeaningVery thin in gauge or diameter.
Example"a tenuous thread"
BroaderthinOf relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section
Spanishdelgado, fino, tenue
Catalanfi, prim, tènue
Nounstenuityrelatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width
English > tenuous: 3 senses > adjective 3
MeaningLacking substance or significance.
Example "a tenuous argument"
Synonymsflimsy, fragile, slight, thin
Broaderinsignificant, unimportantdevoid of importance, meaning, or force
Spanishinsustancial, leve
Catalaninsubstancial, lleu
Nounstenuitythe quality of lacking intensity or substance
Adverbstenuouslyin a tenuous manner

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