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Definition of Tenacious


  1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights.
  2. Apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory.
  3. Having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough; as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than oil.
  4. Apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive.
  5. Niggardly; closefisted; miserly.
  6. Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn.

Tenacious Quotations

If haters or whatever want to find you - I mean, some of them are so tenacious. You want to hire them to work for you. They're very, very savvy in terms of how they find you and get to you.
Dane Cook

A lot of people forget how important it is to be creative. We get caught up in getting ahead and in day-to-day minutiae. But creativity is a fundamental mode of expression, as is being tenacious and standing by your own convictions and passions, even if it's not the 'popular' choice.
Tabatha Coffey

Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
Paul de Man

You need to believe in yourself and what you do. Be tenacious and genuine.
Christian Louboutin

Like some kind of particularly tenacious vampire the short story refuses to die, and seems at this point in time to be a wonderful length for our generation.
Neil Gaiman
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Tenacious Translations

tenacious in Spanish is tenaz
tenacious in Swedish is envis
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