As adjectives the difference between tenuous and tenacious
is that tenuous
is thin in substance or consistency while tenacious
is clinging to an object or surface; adhesive.
Thin in substance or consistency.
- The aether was thought to be of tenuous strands.
* July 18 2012 , Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises [http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-dark-knight-rises-review-batman,82624/]
- His argument was not convincing in the debate, considering how tenuous it was.
- Picking up eight years after The Dark Knight left off, the film finds Gotham enjoying a tenuous peace based on Harvey Dent’s moral ideals rather than the ugly truth of his demise.
clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
unwilling to yield or give up; dogged
holding together; cohesive
having a good memory; retentive
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