Tenacious

Definition of Tenacious

Te`na´cious
a.1.Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights.
2.Apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory.
3.Having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough; as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than oil.
4.Apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive.
5.Niggardly; closefisted; miserly.
6.Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn.

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