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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The quality or state of being thin or slender in form or consistency; The quality or state of lacking a sound basis; The quality or state of being of slight importance or significance; unsubstantial:

Usage examples (32)
  • Even de Tocqueville understood the tenuousness of this experiment.
  • Given the tenuousness of Lampson's hold on the seat, he perhaps should be worried.
  • However, the examples that Bayle gives indicate the tenuousness of his Pyrrhonism.
  • And since when has tenuousness been a problem for the clever-dicks of the dear old Beeb? for more
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