Adjective "tenacity" definition and examples

(Tenacity may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)



Definitions and examples


The quality or fact of being able to grip something firmly; grip.
  1. 'you have to admire the tenacity of these two guys'
  2. 'His tenacity has seen him through some tough bouts.'
  3. 'We see the kind of stuff this young Scotch lad was made of in the tenacity with which he held to his plan.'
  4. 'If only his tenacity in pursuing ways to halt the arms race were contagious and could be passed on to certain political leaders.'
  5. 'Whatever you might think about the man, his morals, or his use of drugs, you have to admire his tenacity in the face of illness.'
  6. 'Wilson was tentative for the first few weeks and didn't display his usual tenacity.'
  7. 'Their claims require evidence that can sometimes only be obtained with detective-like tenacity.'
  8. 'The sheer tenacity of belief in it, rather than fact, has sustained a form of representative government for over two centuries.'
  9. 'It is only their tenacity that has brought about eventual justice.'
  10. 'He had a chance to measure the motive forces of men; their qualities of character; their foresight; their tenacity of purpose.'
  11. 'We should respect and admire their tenacity and self-belief, if not their ability to provide us with actual data.'
  12. 'The photograph, she adds, "exemplifies the tenacity of certain myths within the historical record."'

More definitions

1. the quality of being tenacious, or of holding fast; persistence: the amazing tenacity of rumors.

2. the quality of retaining something: the tenacity of memory.

3. the quality or property of holding together firmly: testing the tenacity of the old book's binding.

More examples(as adjective)

"yarns can be tenacity."

"abilities can be tenacity."