Origin of tenacious
Synonyms for tenacious
Related Words for tenaciousnesspigheadedness, pertinacity, reluctance, mulishness, perversity, determination, purpose, tenacity, perverseness, doggedness, obstinance, willfulness
Examples from the Web for tenaciousness
Historical Examples of tenaciousness
Reivers with more than human tenaciousness had retained a glimmer of consciousness.The Snow-Burner
"Certainly, sir, you are gifted with tenaciousness," cried the captain.The Waif of the "Cynthia"
Andr Laurie and Jules Verne
I did not know his tenaciousness of titles—he was an esquire also—which was my first unpardonable offence.The Funny Side of Physic
A. D. Crabtre
And now that I hope you are better, with what tenaciousness does it cling to you!The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume II (of 2)
Florence A. Thomas Marshall
He thought the tenaciousness of approaching the Treasury was carried too far in the present instance.
Word Origin for tenacious
c.1600, from Latin tenaci-, from tenax "holding fast" (see tenacity). Related: Tenaciously; tenaciousness.