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Definition of Tenuous

Tenuous

  1. Thin; slender; small; minute.
  2. Rare; subtile; not dense; -- said of fluids.
  3. Lacking substance, as a tenuous argument.

Tenuous Quotations

I grew up during the Cold War, when everything seemed very tenuous. For many years, right up until the fall of the Berlin Wall, I had vivid nightmares of nuclear apocalypse.
Justin Cronin

Every relationship is just so tenuous and precarious.
Larry David

Nothing I read about grief seemed to exactly express the craziness of it; which was the interesting aspect of it to me - how really tenuous our sanity is.
Joan Didion

Since far fewer people are recruited to serve in a voluntary military, the connection between America and its military is increasingly tenuous and less personal.
John M. McHugh

My great grandparents are Scottish, and I have this very tenuous connection which I try and bump up whenever I can, because I'd much rather be Scottish than English.
Rupert Friend
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