Tenuous vs Tenacious - What's the difference?

tenuous | tenacious |


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.

tenuous

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Thin in substance or consistency.
  • The aether was thought to be of tenuous strands.
  • insubstantial
  • His argument was not convincing in the debate, considering how tenuous it was.
  • * July 18 2012 , Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises [http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-dark-knight-rises-review-batman,82624/]
  • 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.

    tenacious

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • clinging to an object or surface; adhesive
  • unwilling to yield or give up; dogged
  • holding together; cohesive
  • having a good memory; retentive
  • Synonyms

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