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

First Known Use of tenuity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for tenuity

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

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