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Definition of 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

As children, we have a tenuous idea of love; we often try to quantify it with how much we feel seen and heard.
Adora Svitak

The Bush administration also was not straightforward about the intelligence it had, releasing tenuous information that fit its goal of attacking Iraq. I feel deceived.
Ken Lucas
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