Origin of tenuous
Examples from the Web for tenuously
Nearby a faded red “January 25 Revolution” flag was tenuously pinned to the wall.
Some of these accounts were based on fact, some on a mix of fact and fiction, some only tenuously connected to the truth.
Word Origin for tenuous
1590s, irregularly formed from Latin tenuis "thin," from PIE root *ten- "to stretch" (cf. Sanskrit tanuh "thin," literally "stretched out;" see tenet) + -ous. The correct form with respect to the Latin is tenuious. The sense of "having slight importance, not substantial" is found from c.1817.