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1. tenacious

adjective. ['təˈneɪʃəs'] stubbornly unyielding.

Synonyms

  • persistent
  • obstinate
  • dour
  • unregenerate
  • pertinacious
  • stubborn
  • dogged

Antonyms

  • compromising
  • obedient
  • regenerate
  • good-natured

Etymology

  • tenax (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Tenacious

  • proteinaceous
  • perspicacious
  • ostentatious
  • crustaceous
  • vexatious
  • predaceous
  • mendacious
  • loquacious
  • flirtatious
  • efficacious
  • voracious
  • vivacious
  • sebaceous
  • salacious
  • ignatius
  • horatius
  • hellacious
  • fallacious
  • capacious
  • spacious
  • herbaceous
  • gracious
  • ceraceous
  • audacious

Example sentences of the word tenacious


1. Adjective
The warmer it is, the more tenacious you can be about prying them out.

Quotes containing the word tenacious


1. I think you grow wherever God plants you. I hope I'm growing as a person of faith, as a Christian. That should be our number one objective this journey of life. That all starts with a personal intimate relationship with Christ and then being in prayer every single day about all of those things - being tenacious about it.
- J. C. Watts

2. I'm a pretty tenacious person; I get that from my mom. So sometimes, I use dark humor. I can't take myself too seriously.
- Art Alexakis

3. Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.
- Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

2. tenacious

adjective. ['təˈneɪʃəs'] sticking together.

Synonyms

  • adhesive

Antonyms

  • soft
  • sporadic

Etymology

  • tenax (Latin)

3. tenacious

adjective. ['təˈneɪʃəs'] good at remembering.

Synonyms

  • recollective
  • long
  • retentive
  • aware

Antonyms

  • unmindful
  • forgettable
  • caducous
  • tractable

Etymology

  • tenax (Latin)
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