What does the word tenacious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Tenaciously.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Adhesive; sticky; tough; unyielding.

Usage examples for tenacious

  1. As Foyle had said, he was as tenacious as a bull- dog. – The Grell Mystery by Frank Froest
  2. With two yoke of oxen this will loosen the soil to the depth of, say twenty inches, which is sufficient, unless the sub- soil is very tenacious. – The Cultivation of The Native Grape, and Manufacture of American Wines by George Husmann
  3. Nay, Sir Peter, they are all people of rank and fortune, and remarkably tenacious of reputation. – The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886 by Ministry of Education