Pronunciation of Tenacious
/tɛnˈe͡ɪʃəs/, /tɛnˈeɪʃəs/, /t_ɛ_n_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_s/
Antonyms for tenacious:
Synonyms for tenacious:
Other synonyms and related words:
glum, adherent, glutinous, coherent, fanatical, dour, fast, willful, intransigent, long, foresighted, gummy, grim, Clinging, adhesive, lucid, pigheaded, hardy, untiring, longsighted, permanent, chronic, morose, perverse, Clingy, forbidding, sour, viscid, farsighted, stiff-necked, retentive, glowering, never-tiring, dark, bulldog, sullen, recollective, gluey, saturnine, unrelenting, bulldogged, sticky, secure, tight, farseeing, foresightful, logical, consistent, moody.
contrary, pertinacious, uncompromising, bigoted, bull-headed, unbendable, obstinate, bovine, mulish, Pig-headed, unyielding, obdurate, rigid, inflexible, stubborn, hardheaded, hard-nosed, hidebound, brass-bound, inelastic, resolute, adamant.
inexorable, iron-willed, steady, valiant, diligent, stern, intent, unbending, stubborn, tireless, indefatigable, steely, implacable, resolved, spunky, pertinacious, faithful, resolute, plucky, unchangeable, ruthless, headstrong, earnest, dogged, unflinching, uncompromising, indomitable, devoted, strong-willed, serious, strong-minded, tough, thorough, set, dauntless, decisive, insistent, persistent, true, steadfast, hearty, fearless, persevering, constant, willing, unshakeable, courageous, bold, reliable, loyal, staunch, relentless, unwavering, firm, unyielding, zealous, bullheaded, deliberate, committed, determined, dedicated, decided.
strong, unyielding (adjective)
obdurate, staunch, obstinate, retentive, strong-willed, intransigent, coherent, spunky, persevering, adamant, true, stubborn, tough, inflexible, determined, fast, tight, mulish, pertinacious, set, dogged, resolute, relentless, persistent, firm, Clinging, steadfast.
determined, indefatigable, persistent, fervent, obstinate, dauntless, diligent, brave, dogged, obdurate, enduring, headstrong, resolute, devoted, stiff, bullheaded, spunky, plucky, persevering, flintlike, hearty, undaunted, true, hard, unflagging, courageous, stubborn, bold, faithful, staunch, insistent, strong-willed, stony, indomitable, tough, bulldogged, decisive, steadfast, strong, tireless.
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Usage examples for tenacious:
- However it may be, when he got an idea into his head, whether it were insane or otherwise, he had a decidedly tenacious way of holding to it. - "The Sport of the Gods", Paul Laurence Dunbar.
- He was a tenacious beast. - "'Twixt Land & Sea", Joseph Conrad.
- Having so determined, and made their arrangements accordingly, the two last- made captives were assigned a cell, chosen with reference to its greater security than the other portions of their hold- one sufficiently tenacious of its trust, it would seem, to answer well its purpose. - "Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia", William Gilmore Simms.