tenuity

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

Definition of tenuity

  1. 1 :  lack of substance or strength

  2. 2 :  lack of thickness :  slenderness, thinness the tenuity of poplars — Edith Wharton

  3. 3 :  lack of density :  rarefied quality or state

Origin and Etymology of tenuity

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


First Known Use: 15th century

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