Today’s word: tenacious /təˈneɪ ʃəs/ (Adj)
- retentive, re-collective, long, tenacious (adj)good at remembering: “a retentive mind”; “tenacious memory”.
- 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”.
- coherent, tenacious (adj)sticking together: “two coherent sheets”; “tenacious burrs”.
- tenacious (Adjective)clinging to an object or surface; adhesive.
- tenacious (Adjective)unwilling to yield or give up; dogged.
- tenacious (Adjective)holding together; cohesive.
- tenacious (Adjective)having a good memory; retentive.
Origin: From tenax, from tenere .