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Synonyms for tenacious
təˈneɪ ʃəstena·cious

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tenacious

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

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

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  1. retentive, recollective, long, tenaciousadjective

    good at remembering

    "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"

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

    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"

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

    nonadhesive, docile

  3. coherent, tenaciousadjective

    sticking together

    "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"

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

    nonadhesive, docile

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. tenaciousadjective

    retentive, apt to retain

  2. tenaciousadjective

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

  3. tenaciousadjective

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

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  1. tenaciousadjective

    retentive, cohesive, tough, pertinacious, persistent

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  1. List of paraphrases for "tenacious":

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

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  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. 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.


    Most men act real stupid trying to restrain the emotions of an emotionally strong and tenacious woman. They often find themselves in an -emotional quick sand- the more they wiggle, the deeper they sink-after someone dies of course! what stupidity!

  4. Julius Jones:

    When she started talking about the particulars of Julius's case, how this or that should have been pointed out early on. I was like,' Yeah, she's gon na be a tenacious lawyer -- like her dad,' you can tell how serious she was. It was amazing to see her break down certain things and, you know, you're usually looking at her fashion.

  5. 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.

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