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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

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

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

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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