tenuity

noun te·nu·i·ty \ te-ˈnü-ə-tē , tə- , -ˈnyü- \

Definition of tenuity

1 : lack of substance or strength
2 : lack of thickness : slenderness, thinness
  • the tenuity of poplars
  • —Edith Wharton
3 : lack of density : rarefied quality or state

Origin and Etymology of tenuity

Middle English tenuite, from Latin tenuitas, from tenuis thin, tenuous


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