What Is The Meaning Of The Word "Tenacious"? Is There A Latin Route Word To It?


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Tenacious - adjective. Holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold (often fol. By of): a tenacious grip on my arm; tenacious of old habits OR highly retentive: a tenacious memory OR pertinacious, persistent, stubborn, or obstinate OR adhesive or sticky; viscous or glutinous OR holding together; cohesive; not easily pulled asunder; tough. Basically, it means stubborn or obstinate. It comes from the Latin word tenere - to hold.

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