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)
???>46
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ sequacity
sequacity
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ stubbornness
stubbornness
&c.(obstinacy) ???
glue
cement
glutinousness
sequaciousness
viscidity
=>(semiliquidity)
???>352
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ leather
leather
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ white leather
white leather
whitleather
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ gristle
gristle
cartilage
PARAG:Tenacity->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be tenacious
be tenacious
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ resist fracture
resist fracture
PARAG:Tenacity->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ tenacious
tenacious
tough
strong
resisting
sequacious
stringy
gristly cartilaginous
leathery
coriaceous
tough as whitleather
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ stubborn
stubborn
&c.(obstinate) 606

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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