Definition of tenacity
: the quality or state of being tenacious
Examples of tenacity in a sentence
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
… everything about a person, even the most blameless of facts, can have the sticky tenacity of a secret. —Anthony Lane, New Yorker, 12 Aug. 2002
A tribute to tenacity, the free ascent of Trango Tower was the fulfillment of a cowboy climber's dream. —Todd Skinner, National Geographic, April 1996
Origin and Etymology of tenacity
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of tenacity
TENACITY Defined for Kids
Definition of tenacity for Students
: the quality or state of being persistent The dog held his bone with tenacity.
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