noun te·nac·i·ty \tə-ˈna-sə-tē\

Definition of TENACITY

:  the quality or state of being tenacious

Examples of TENACITY

  1. If there is a particular tenacity in Islamist forms of terrorism today, this is a product not of Islamic scripture but of the current historical circumstance that many Muslims live in places of intense political conflict. —Max Rodenbeck, New York Book Review, 30 Nov. 2006

Origin of TENACITY

(see tenacious)
First Known Use: 15th century


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