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See definition of tenacious on Dictionary.com
  • adj.strong, unyielding
  • adj.sticky

synonyms for tenacious

  • cohesive
  • determined
  • dogged
  • forceful
  • persistent
  • relentless
  • resolute
  • spunky
  • staunch
  • steadfast
  • stout
  • strong-willed
  • stubborn
  • tough
  • unswerving
  • retentive
  • adamant
  • bound
  • clinging
  • coherent
  • fast
  • firm
  • inflexible
  • intransigent
  • iron
  • mulish
  • obdurate
  • obstinate
  • persevering
  • persisting
  • pertinacious
  • possessive
  • purposeful
  • set
  • solid
  • stalwart
  • sturdy
  • sure
  • tight
  • true
  • unforgetful
  • unshakable
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antonyms for tenacious

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  • afraid
  • irresolute
  • kind
  • unreliable
  • weak
  • yielding
  • loose
  • slack
  • surrendering
  • unattached
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How to use tenacious in a sentence

There are a number of reasons why the birther myth remains so tenacious even in the face of hard evidence, according to Tali Sharot, a cognitive neuroscientist at University College London who studies how emotions influence people’s beliefs.
THE BIRTHER MYTH STUCK AROUND FOR YEARS. THE ELECTION FRAUD MYTH MIGHT TOO.KALEIGH ROGERSNOVEMBER 23, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
Though again, that strategy is much easier said than done — even if Butler isn’t much of a threat to pull up from three, he’s tenacious and swift enough to time his drives for extensive damage in the paint.
THE HEAT TOOK A PAGE FROM THE LAKERS’ PLAYBOOKMICHAEL PINAOCTOBER 6, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
I mean, they understood later on that the Americans were tenacious and they’re just going to keep working.
WHEN YOUR SAFETY BECOMES MY DANGER (EP. 432)STEPHEN J. DUBNERSEPTEMBER 24, 2020FREAKONOMICS
Thompson’s Hoyas, tenacious on defense, came to embody the rough and gritty Big East Conference of the 1980s, and Thompson was at the center of it all.
JOHN THOMPSON’S UNAPOLOGETIC BLACKNESS CHANGED COLLEGE BASKETBALLSANTUL NERKARSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
They may not throw knockout punches by themselves, but they do represent a tenacious setup combo that’s peppered throughout Miami’s 48-minute fights.
THE MIAMI HEAT’S DYNAMIC DUO COULD MAKE NOISE IN THE PLAYOFFSMICHAEL PINAAUGUST 12, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
And an educational movement is more tenacious than any other sort of social or political movement whatever.
THE SALVAGING OF CIVILISATIONH. G. (HERBERT GEORGE) WELLS
The planters select a deep black loam or tenacious clay, or even loams mixed with sand.
TOBACCO; ITS HISTORY, VARIETIES, CULTURE, MANUFACTURE AND COMMERCEE. R. BILLINGS.
He was crotchetty and impracticable, a man of rash judgment and hasty action-as brave and as tenacious as a bulldog.
THE HISTORY OF ENGLAND IN THREE VOLUMES, VOL.III.E. FARR AND E. H. NOLAN
He realized how strong must be the sense of comradeship in Mr. Cornelius to break through his habits of tenacious secrecy.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
But Jack was only second to Nero in monkey tricks, and he held on in a most tenacious manner.
JACK HARKAWAY'S BOY TINKER AMONG THE TURKSBRACEBRIDGE HEMYNG
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WORDS RELATED TO TENACIOUS

  • adherent
  • adhering
  • agglutinant
  • attaching
  • clinging
  • clingy
  • gelatinous
  • glutinous
  • gooey
  • gummed
  • gummy
  • holding
  • hugging
  • mucilaginous
  • pasty
  • resinous
  • sticky
  • tenacious
  • viscid
  • viscous
  • waxy
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