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tenaciousness


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Din dicționarul The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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     2. Apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory.
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     3. Having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough;
        as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than
        oil. --Sir I. Newton.
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     4. Apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous;
        sticking; adhesive. "Female feet, too weak to struggle
        with tenacious clay." --Cowper.
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     5. Niggardly; closefisted; miserly. --Ainsworth.
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     6. Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate;
        stubborn.
        [1913 Webster] -- Te*na"cious*ly, adv. --
        Te*na"cious*ness, n.
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Din dicționarul WordNet (r) 2.0 :

  tenaciousness
       n : persistent determination [syn: doggedness, perseverance,
            persistence, persistency, tenacity, pertinacity]

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