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Synonyms for tenacious


1. bulldog, dogged, dour, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding, stubborn (vs. docile)
usage: stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
2. long, tenacious, retentive (vs. unretentive)
usage: (of memory) having greater than average range; "a long memory especially for insults"; "a tenacious memory"
3. coherent, tenacious, adhesive (vs. nonadhesive)
usage: sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"
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