1. tenacity

noun. ['təˈnæsɪti'] persistent determination.


  • pertinacity
  • purpose
  • persistency
  • persistence
  • perseverance
  • tenaciousness
  • doggedness


  • nonfunctional
  • functional
  • uselessness
  • inutility


  • tenacitas (Latin)
  • -itas (Latin)

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Rhymes with Tenacity

  • mendacity
  • capacity
  • veracity
  • cassity
  • cassetty

How do you pronounce tenacity?

Pronounce tenacity as təˈnæsɪti.

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Sentences with tenacity

1. Noun, singular or mass
Having a university degree demonstrates a tenacity to persevere and the drive to accomplish a goal.

Quotes about tenacity

1. Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

2. At the end of the day, both men and women who become CEOs have showed tenacity and hard work to succeed in their careers. It takes not just skills but also extreme dedication and commitment. And regardless of gender, CEOs are measured by the same criteria - the growth and success of the business.
- Susan Wojcicki

3. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart