Synonyms for tenacious


1. retentive (vs. unretentive), recollective, long, tenacious, mindful#1, aware
usage: good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory"
2. dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding, stubborn (vs. docile), obstinate, unregenerate
usage: stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion"
3. coherent, tenacious, adhesive (vs. nonadhesive)
usage: sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs"
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