tenacious


tenacious
adjective Etymology: Latin tenac-, tenax tending to hold fast, from tenēre to hold Date: 1607 1. a. not easily pulled apart ; cohesive <
a tenacious metal
>
b. tending to adhere or cling especially to another substance <
tenacious burs
>
2. a. persistent in maintaining, adhering to, or seeking something valued or desired <
a tenacious advocate of civil rights
>
<
tenacious negotiators
>
b. retentive <
a tenacious memory
>
Synonyms: see strongtenaciously adverbtenaciousness noun

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