adverb see tenuous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tenuously — tenuous ► ADJECTIVE 1) very slight or insubstantial: a tenuous distinction. 2) very slender or fine. DERIVATIVES tenuously adverb tenuousness noun. ORIGIN Latin tenuis thin …   English terms dictionary

  • tenuously — adverb in a tenuous manner (Freq. 1) his works tenuously survive in the minds of a few scholars • Derived from adjective: ↑tenuous …   Useful english dictionary

  • tenuously — See tenuous. * * * …   Universalium

  • tenuously — adverb In a tenuous manner …   Wiktionary

  • tenuously — adv. delicately, insignificantly, flimsily …   English contemporary dictionary

  • tenuously — ten·u·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • tenuously — See: tenuous …   English dictionary

  • tenuous — tenuously, adv. tenuousness, n. /ten yooh euhs/, adj. 1. thin or slender in form, as a thread. 2. lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak: a tenuous argument. 3. thin in consistency; rare or rarefied. 4. of slight importance or …   Universalium

  • tenuous — [[t]te̱njuəs[/t]] ADJ GRADED If you describe something such as a connection, a reason, or someone s position as tenuous, you mean that it is very uncertain or weak. The cultural and historical links between the many provinces were seen to be very …   English dictionary

  • tenuous — adjective Etymology: Latin tenuis thin, slight, tenuous more at thin Date: 1597 1. not dense ; rare < a tenuous fluid > 2. not thick ; slender < a tenuous rope > 3 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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