Today’s word: tenacious /təˈneɪ ʃəs/ (Adj)

  1. retentive, re-collective, long, tenacious (adj)good at remembering: “a retentive mind”; “tenacious memory”.
  2. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding (adj)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”.
  3. coherent, tenacious (adj)sticking together: “two coherent sheets”; “tenacious burrs”.
  4. tenacious (Adjective)clinging to an object or surface; adhesive.
  5. tenacious (Adjective)unwilling to yield or give up; dogged.
  6. tenacious (Adjective)holding together; cohesive.
  7. tenacious (Adjective)having a good memory; retentive.

Origin: From tenax, from tenere .

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