Tenacity

  • 1 Tenacity — Te*nac i*ty, n. [L. tenacitas: cf. F. t[ e]nacit[ e]. See {Tenacious}.] 1. The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. [1913 Webster] 2. That quality of bodies which… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 tenacity — I noun ability to pursue, adhesiveness, backbone, cohesiveness, constancy, courage, determination, diligence, doggedness, endurance, firmness, grip, grit, immovability, indefatigability, intransigence, iron will, obduracy, obstinacy, perseverance …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 tenacity — early 15c., from M.Fr. ténacité (14c.), from L. tenacitas the act of holding fast, from tenax (gen. tenacis) tough, holding fast, from tenere to hold (see TENET (Cf. tenet)) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 tenacity — resolution, spirit, mettle, *courage Analogous words: pluck, grit, guts, sand, *fortitude, backbone: hardihood, audacity, nerve (see TEMERITY) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 tenacity — [n] diligence, stubbornness application, backbone, chutzpah*, clock*, courage, determination, doggedness, firmness, grit, guts*, gutsiness*, guttiness*, heart*, inflexibility, intestinal fortitude*, intransigence, moxie*, nerve, obduracy,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 tenacity — [tə nas′ə tē] n. [L tenacitas] the quality or state of being tenacious …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 tenacity — n. 1) to demonstrate, display, show tenacity 2) bulldog; great tenacity (to demonstrate great tenacity) 3) the tenacity to + inf. (she had the tenacity to finish the job) * * * [tɪ næsɪtɪ] display show tenacity great tenacity (to demonstrate… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 8 Tenacity — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Tenacity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 1 =>{ant,328,} tenacity toughness strength Sgm: N 1 2 =>(cohesion) ???>46 Sgm: N 1 grip grip grasp stickiness =>(cohesion) …

    English dictionary for students

  • 9 tenacity — noun /təˈnæs.ɪ.ti,təˈnæsətʲi/ a) The quality or state of being tenacious; as, tenacity, or retentiveness, of memory; tenacity, or persistency, of purpose. Our opponents may be younger, faster and less out of shape than we are, but we have… …

    Wiktionary

  • 10 tenacity — [[t]tɪnæ̱sɪti[/t]] N UNCOUNT If you have tenacity, you are very determined and do not give up easily. Talent, hard work and sheer tenacity are all crucial to career success …

    English dictionary

  • 11 tenacity — Synonyms and related words: adhesiveness, application, assiduity, assiduousness, balkiness, bigotry, bottling up, bulldog courage, bulldog tenacity, bullheadedness, clabbering, clamminess, cling, clotting, coagulation, cohesiveness, colloidality …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 tenacity — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Persistence Nouns tenacity, cohesion, coherence; holding, strength; viscidity, viscosity; pertinacity, perseverance, persistence, resolution, patience; obstinacy, resistance, constancy, retention.… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 13 tenacity — noun she practices her gymnastics routine with the tenacity of a bulldog Syn: persistence, determination, perseverance, doggedness, strength of purpose, tirelessness, indefatigability, resolution, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, patience,… …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 tenacity — tenacious ► ADJECTIVE 1) holding firmly to something. 2) persisting in existence or in a course of action. DERIVATIVES tenaciously adverb tenacity noun. ORIGIN from Latin tenere to hold …

    English terms dictionary

  • 15 tenacity — noun Date: 15th century the quality or state of being tenacious Synonyms: see courage …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 tenacity — /teuh nas i tee/, n. the quality or property of being tenacious. [1520 30; < L tenacitas equiv. to tenac (s. of tenax) holding fast, deriv. of tenere to hold + itas ITY2] Syn. See perseverance. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 tenacity — Adhesiveness; the character or property of holding fast. [L. tenacitas, fr. teneo, to hold] cellular t. the inherent property of all cells to persist in a given form or direction of activity …

    Medical dictionary

  • 18 tenacity — te|nac|i|ty [ tə næsəti ] noun uncount tenacious behavior …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 tenacity — n. clutching, grasping; stubbornness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 20 tenacity — n. 1. Retentiveness, tenaciousness. 2. Adhesiveness, cohesiveness, glutinousness, viscidity, toughness. 3. Stubbornness, pertinacity, obstinacy, firmness, persistency …

    New dictionary of synonyms


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