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See definition of tenuity on Dictionary.com
  • as indelicacy
  • as inthinness

synonyms for tenuity

  • elegance
  • fragility
  • lightness
  • subtlety
  • tenderness
  • airiness
  • debility
  • exquisiteness
  • frailness
  • frailty
  • infirmity
  • slenderness
  • smoothness
  • softness
  • translucency
  • transparency
  • weakness
  • diaphaneity
  • etherealness
  • gossameriness

antonyms for tenuity

MOST RELEVANT
  • strength
  • coarseness
  • heaviness
  • indelicacy
  • inelegance
  • robustness
  • roughness
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How to use tenuity in a sentence

The air seemed what we call “hollow” and had apparently hardly enough tenuity to convey sounds.
THE COLLECTED WORKS OF AMBROSE BIERCEAMBROSE BIERCE
By this contrivance the roving is drawn out into a thread of the desired degree of tenuity and hardness.
THE NEW GRESHAM ENCYCLOPEDIA. VOL. 1 PART 2VARIOUS
He was frightened by the expression of her face, whose pallor and extreme tenuity had something fatal about it.
THE TRAPPER'S DAUGHTERGUSTAVE AIMARD
In only one case, I believe I saw bifurcating cement-ducts, of extreme tenuity, viz.
A MONOGRAPH ON THE SUB-CLASS CIRRIPEDIA (VOLUME 2 OF 2)CHARLES DARWIN
The tenuity of the film increases; its cohesion is overcome; lakelets are formed, and they merge into each other.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 561, OCTOBER 2, 1886VARIOUS
Let the grace of the narrative, therefore, and the concern we take in each other's matters, make amends for its tenuity.
RED GAUNTLETSIR WALTER SCOTT
Comets consist of cosmical matter which exists in a condition of extreme tenuity, and especially so in the coma and tail.
THE ASTRONOMY OF MILTON'S 'PARADISE LOST'THOMAS ORCHARD
Hearing it, one divines the extreme tenuity and the amplitude of the vibrating membranes.
SOCIAL LIFE IN THE INSECT WORLDJ. H. FABRE
There were moments of her vigil when she tried to reassure herself with the very tenuity of her reasons for alarm.
THE INNER SHRINEBASIL KING
It is whether the nucleus of a comet is an opaque solid body, a cluster of such bodies, or a mass of particles of extreme tenuity.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 6, SLICE 7VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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capacitor

WORDS RELATED TO TENUITY

  • ambrosia
  • banquets
  • bonne bouches
  • dainties
  • delights
  • desserts
  • feasts
  • goodies
  • indulgences
  • luxuries
  • morsels
  • nectar
  • pleasures
  • rarities
  • regalia
  • relishes
  • savories
  • specials
  • sweets
  • tidbits
  • treats
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