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tenacious


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Tenacious  \Te*na"cious\,  a.  [L.  tenax,  -acis,  from  tenere  to 
  hold  See  {Tenable},  and  cf  {Tenace}.] 
  1.  Holding  fast  or  inclined  to  hold  fast  inclined  to  retain 
  what  is  in  possession;  as  men  tenacious  of  their  just 
  rights. 
 
  2.  Apt  to  retain;  retentive;  as  a  tenacious  memory. 
 
  3.  Having  parts  apt  to  adhere  to  each  other  cohesive;  tough; 
  as  steel  is  a  tenacious  metal;  tar  is  more  tenacious  than 
  oil.  --Sir  I.  Newton. 
 
  4.  Apt  to  adhere  to  another  substance;  glutinous;  viscous; 
  sticking;  adhesive.  ``Female  feet,  too  weak  to  struggle 
  with  tenacious  clay.''  --Cowper. 
 
  5.  Niggardly;  closefisted;  miserly.  --Ainsworth. 
 
  6.  Holding  stoutly  to  one's  opinion  or  purpose;  obstinate; 
  stubborn.  --  {Te*na"cious*ly},  adv  --  {Te*na"cious*ness}, 
  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  tenacious 
  adj  1:  stubbornly  unyielding;  "dogged  persistence";  "dour 
  determination";  "the  most  vocal  and  pertinacious  of 
  all  the  critics";  "a  mind  not  gifted  to  discover  truth 
  but  tenacious  to  hold  it"-  T.S.Eliot;  "men  tenacious 
  of  opinion"  [syn:  {bulldog},  {dogged},  {dour},  {pertinacious}, 
  {unyielding}] 
  2:  (of  memory)  having  greater  than  average  range;  "a  long 
  memory  especially  for  insults";  "a  tenacious  memory"  [syn: 
  {long}] 
  3:  sticking  together;  "two  coherent  sheets";  "tenacious  burrs" 
  [syn:  {coherent}] 




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