Know Your Next Word : tenacious
11. tenacious :
persistent, stubborn, not letting go
The foreign student's tenacious effort to learn English won him the admiration of all the teachers at our school.
Louise's grasp of geometry was not tenacious. She could handle the simpler problems most of the time, but she fell apart on quizzes and tests.
The ivy growing on the side of our house was so tenacious that we had to tear the house down to get rid of it.
To be tenacious is to have tenacity.
a tenacious grip on my arm
tenacious of old habits
a tenacious memory
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