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Synonyms for tenacious
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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:

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

How to pronounce tenacious?

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How to use tenacious in a sentence?

  1. Victor Hugo:

    Love is like a tree: it grows by itself, roots itself deeply in our being and continues to flourish over a heart in ruin. The inexplicable fact is that the blinder it is, the more tenacious it is. It is never stronger than when it is completely unreasonable.

  2. 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.

  3. Dan Perry:

    Laub has been a thoughtful student of the region for decades, achieving an insider's view that enables her to execute stories that dig deep and go beyond the headlines, she's tenacious and tireless, with a deeply human perspective. Our coverage of Jordan, a complex place in a dangerous neighborhood, should benefit greatly.

  4. Tindo Managing Director Adrian Ferraretto:

    It's stunted our growth, we are survivors, we're tenacious, but our potential can't be realised as quickly as it otherwise could be.

  5. 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.


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