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Synonyms for tenacious
təˈneɪ ʃəstena·cious

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tenacious

    Synonyms:
    retentive, adhesive, obstinate, pertinacious, stubborn, jealous, chary

    Antonyms:
    irretentive, inadhesive, pliant, yielding, liberal, prodigal, bountiful

Princeton's WordNet

  1. retentive, recollective, long, tenaciousadjective

    good at remembering

    "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"

    Synonyms:
    prospicient, farsighted, recollective, persistent, dour, long, foresightful, retentive, farseeing, coherent, foresighted, longsighted, dogged, unyielding, pertinacious

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive, docile

  2. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyieldingadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    saturnine, relentless, sullen, grim, long, sour, morose, haunting, retentive, dark, unyielding, moody, recollective, dour, coherent, lasting, pertinacious, dogged, glowering, forbidding, unrelenting, glum, persistent

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive, docile

  3. coherent, tenaciousadjective

    sticking together

    "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"

    Synonyms:
    persistent, consistent, ordered, long, dour, recollective, lucid, logical, retentive, coherent, unyielding, dogged, pertinacious

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive, docile

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tenaciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    retentive, apt to retain

  2. tenaciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    adhesive, sticky, glutinous, viscous, cohesive, smeary, dauby, clinging

  3. tenaciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    stubborn, obstinate, pertinacious, opinionated, opinionative, positive, pig-headed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tenaciousadjective

    Synonyms:
    retentive, cohesive, tough, pertinacious, persistent

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tenacious":

    indomitable, stubborn, persistent, strenuous, dogged, insistent, tireless

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How to use tenacious in a sentence?

  1. Peter Lasagna:

    Jack is one of the most tenacious and gracious and humble people Ive ever coached, he is a loved young man whom everyone is rooting for.

  2. Arthur Schopenhauer:

    The memory should be specially taxed in youth, since it is then that it is strongest and most tenacious. But in choosing the things that should be committed to memory the utmost care and forethought must be exercised; as lessons well learnt in youth are never forgotten.

  3. Jeh Johnson:

    The cyber threat to our country is going to get worse before it gets better, bad cyber actors — whether they’re nation states, cyber criminals, hacktivists, those who engage in ransomware — are increasingly aggressive, tenacious and ingenious.

  4. Paul de Man:

    Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.

  5. Chief Axtell:

    After years of tenacious work by investigators and our law enforcement partners, we are one step closer to getting justice for Heidi Firkus and the truth for everyone who loved Heidi Firkus — especially Heidi Firkus mother, father and brothers.


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