(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun The quality or state of being stubbornly unyielding: bullheadedness, doggedness, hard-headedness, mulishness, obstinacy, obstinateness, pertinaciousness, pertinacity, perverseness, perversity, pigheadedness, tenacity, willfulness. See RESIST.

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  • tenaciousness — index adherence (adhesion), adherence (devotion), adhesion (loyalty), diligence (perseverance) …   Law dictionary

  • Tenaciousness — Tenacious Te*na cious, a. [L. tenax, acis, from tenere to hold. See {Tenable}, and cf. {Tenace}.] 1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights. [1913 Webster] 2. Apt… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tenaciousness — noun see tenacious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tenaciousness — See tenaciously. * * * …   Universalium

  • tenaciousness — noun The characteristic of being tenacious …   Wiktionary

  • tenaciousness — te na·cious·ness || tɪ neɪʃəsnɪs n. stubbornness, persistence; stickiness; cohesiveness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tenaciousness — n. Retentiveness, firmness, adhesiveness …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • tenaciousness — te·na·cious·ness …   English syllables

  • tenaciousness — noun persistent determination • Syn: ↑doggedness, ↑perseverance, ↑persistence, ↑persistency, ↑tenacity, ↑pertinacity • Derivationally related forms: ↑pertinacious …   Useful english dictionary

  • adherence — I (adhesion) noun attachment, bond, cementation, coherence, cohesion, cohesiveness, concretion, conglutination, connectedness, firmness, fixedness, holding together, sticking together, tenaciousness, tenacity, tie II (devotion) noun allegiance,… …   Law dictionary

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