[ tuh-ney-shuhs-lee ]
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  1. in a strong, tight, or secure manner:With its creeping roots and clawed tendrils, the invasive cat’s claw vine clings tenaciously to almost any surface.

  2. in a persistent or stubborn manner:Traditional pastoralist societies have tenaciously held on to their customs and rituals in the face of tremendous pressure from governments bent on development.

Origin of tenaciously


Other words from tenaciously

  • o·ver·te·na·cious·ly, adverb
  • un·te·na·cious·ly, adverb

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