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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

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

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

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

In rap music, even though the element of poetry is very strong, so is the element of the drum, the implication of the dance. Without the beat, its commercial value would certainly be more tenuous.
Archie Shepp
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