tenacity

[ tuh-nas-i-tee ]
/ təˈnæs ɪ ti /

noun

the quality of being tenacious, or of holding fast; persistence: the amazing tenacity of rumors.
the quality of retaining something: the tenacity of memory.
the quality or property of holding together firmly: testing the tenacity of the old book's binding.

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Origin of tenacity

1520–30; < Latin tenācitās equivalent to tenāc- (stem of tenāx) holding fast, derivative of tenēre to hold + -itās -ity2

OTHER WORDS FROM tenacity

o·ver·te·nac·i·ty, noun
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