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Haskins, a 2019 first-round pick, was waived by Washington in late December after two tenuous seasons in which he was demoted and fined by the team twice each.

While Democrats have held the House since after the 2018 election, their majority is tenuous.

The Steelers didn’t stop charging, but the lead never again felt tenuous.

It’s a tenuous trust, easily broken by one bad apple, one off-campus party that turns into a superspreading event.

Things had just begun falling into place, giving her a tenuous foothold into the American middle class.

It was never a huge hit, but its stories resonated with an American public tenuously relearning moral ambiguity.

Nearby a faded red “January 25 Revolution” flag was tenuously pinned to the wall.

Some of these accounts were based on fact, some on a mix of fact and fiction, some only tenuously connected to the truth.

Wyatt hung tenuously to a stanchion by a port, watched the night lights recede and the stars begin blooming.

A few anecdotes, obviously based quite tenuously upon hearsay, will suffice to illustrate.

Beneath them spread the valley with the band of the river winding tenuously through the bottoms of the Harper farm.


On this page you'll find 43 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tenuously, such as: casually, delicately, easily, faintly, freely, and gingerly.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.