tenaciously


tenaciously

adjective

  1. holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold (often followed by of): a tenacious grip on my arm; tenacious of old habits.
  2. highly retentive: a tenacious memory.
  3. pertinacious, persistent, stubborn, or obstinate.
  4. adhesive or sticky; viscous or glutinous.
  5. holding together; cohesive; not easily pulled asunder; tough.

adjective

  1. holding or grasping firmly; forcefula tenacious grip
  2. retentivea tenacious memory
  3. stubborn or persistenta tenacious character
  4. holding together firmly; tough or cohesivetenacious cement
  5. tending to stick or adheretenacious mud

adj.c.1600, from Latin tenaci-, from tenax “holding fast” (see tenacity). Related: Tenaciously; tenaciousness. adj.

  1. Clinging to another object or surface; adhesive.
  2. Holding together firmly; cohesive.

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