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Tenacious

Pronunciation of Tenacious
/tɛnˈe͡ɪʃəs/, /tɛnˈe‍ɪʃəs/, /t_ɛ_n_ˈeɪ_ʃ_ə_s/

Antonyms for tenacious:

docile.

Synonyms for tenacious:

Sense 1

Clinging.

Sense 2

permanent, pigheaded, hardy, stiff-necked.

Sense 4

perverse, willful.

Sense 6

secure, tight.

Sense 11

fast.

diligent

never-tiring.

fanatic

fanatical.

inexhaustible

untiring.

inveterate

chronic.

precipitate

rash.

uncompromising

intransigent.

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.

adhesive (adjective)

Clinging, Clingy.

all (adjective)

coherent.

brave (adjective)

plucky.

courageous (adjective)

fearless.

obstinate (adjective)

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.

persevering (adjective)

lasting, patient, persevering, surviving, unflagging, indefatigable, persistent, steadfast, stoical, unfaltering, indomitable, unwavering, brave, abiding, enduring.

resolute (adjective)

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.

sticky (adjective)

Clingy, secure, gummy, viscid, glutinous, adhesive.

strong (adjective)

iron-willed.

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.

tenacious (adjective)

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)

pigheaded, stiff-necked, perverse, willful.

Sense 3 (noun)

secure, tight, fast, Clinging.

tenacious (noun)

bulldog, unyielding, dour, retentive, stubborn, pertinacious, coherent, long, dogged, adhesive.

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