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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retentive, recollective, long, tenacious(adj)

    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, unyielding(adj)

    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, tenacious(adj)

    sticking together

    "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"

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

    Antonyms:
    nonadhesive, docile

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tenacious

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tenacious(a.)

    Synonyms:
    retentive, apt to retain

  2. tenacious(a.)

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

  3. tenacious(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tenacious(a)

    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. Olivia Phillips:

    Kim Kardashian herself.Read MoreBut Huda is the best kind of success story, tenacious, talented, a working mum with a family...( Kim Kardashian herself.Read MoreBut Huda's) the poster girl for the kind of entrepreneurial spirit we pride ourselves on in Middle Easts.

  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. Emeasoba George:

    It takes courage, unfailing faith or resolute spirit to square challenges away i.e. until and unless you are courageous and resolute or tenacious you can't and won't deal with life's challenges satisfactorily.

  4. 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.

  5. Pascal Daniel:

    They can be quite tenacious when they are in a pack.

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