1. tenuous

adjective. ['ˈtɛnjəwəs'] very thin in gauge or diameter.


  • convincing


  • tenuis (Latin)

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Rhymes with Tenuous

  • assiduous
  • fatuous
  • impetuous
  • incestuous
  • inconspicuous
  • presumptuous
  • promiscuous
  • sensuous
  • sinuous
  • sumptuous
  • tortuous
  • unambiguous
  • unctuous
  • voluptuous

How do you pronounce tenuous?

Pronounce tenuous as ˈtɛnjəwəs.

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Sentences with tenuous

1. Adjective
Moreover, some oil-producing countries have tenuous governments that may choose not to sell oil to the U.S.

Quotes about tenuous

1. And then the line was quite but not dead. I almost felt like he was there in my room with me, but in a way it was better, like I was not in my room and he was not in his, but instead we were together in some invisible and tenuous third space that could only be visited on the phone.
- John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

2. Maybe marriage, like life, isn't only about the big moments, whether they be good or bad. Maybe it's all the small things—like being guided slowly forward, surely, day after day—that stretches out to strengthen even the most tenuous bond.
- Sarah Dessen, This Lullaby

3. We are here because one odd group of fishes had a peculiar fin anatomy that could transform into legs for terrestrial creatures; because the earth never froze entirely during an ice age; because a small and tenuous species, arising in Africa a quarter of a million years ago, has managed, so far, to survive by hook and by crook. We may yearn for a ‘higher answer’– but none exists
- Stephen Jay Gould

2. tenuous

adjective. ['ˈtɛnjəwəs'] lacking substance or significance; a fragile claim to fame".


  • flimsy
  • unimportant
  • fragile
  • thin
  • slight


  • meaningful
  • insignificance
  • noticeable
  • major


  • tenuis (Latin)

3. tenuous

adjective. ['ˈtɛnjəwəs'] having thin consistency.


  • credible


  • tenuis (Latin)