What I’ve been thinking about lately. I feel a lot of times I quit when something gets hard. I want to change that, I want tenacity.
Word Origin & History
1526, from M.Fr. ténacité (14c.), from L. tenacitas “the act of holding fast,” from tenax (gen. tenacis) “tough, holding fast,” from tenere “to hold” (see tenet). Tenacious first attested 1607.
See perseverance.


1. holding fast; characterized by keeping a firm hold (often fol. by of): a tenacious grip on my arm; tenacious of old habits.
2. highly retentive: a tenacious memory.
3. pertinacious, persistent, stubborn, or obstinate.
4. adhesive or sticky; viscous or glutinous.
5. holding together; cohesive; not easily pulled asunder; tough.

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