Adjective(1) having thin consistency(2) very thin in gauge or diameter(3) lacking substance or significance
(1) It would seem to be towards the edge of the power, if at all, and if it were within it, the particular thing might be regarded as insubstantial, tenuous or distant.(2) The free-association part of my brain works overtime and I can base a wisecrack on the most tenuous of links between this and that.(3) But the central idea - that of the unexciting English town staking its tenuous claim to historical distinction - is an intriguing one.(4) Every night, it seems we read of yet another instance of a local trader virtually forced out of business by the hike in car park charges or, however tenuous the link, the introduction of car parking charges during the evening.(5) But the fact that his confirmation was put on thin ice by such tenuous allegations concerns many activists.(6) As the debate has gone on, the arguments have got thinner and thinner and more tenuous from the Opposition.(7) ├ö├ç├┐But there is a link - however tenuous - between the clubs and the hooligans, whether the clubs like it or not,├ö├ç├û he said.(8) Yes I know the links to Enron are tenuous at best, but since when has that stopped various newspapers.(9) Five of the six miniatures represent couples, three of them in nocturnal landscapes, and their relationship to the text remains distinctly tenuous .(10) Astronomical observations suggest that the Sun is presently moving through a warm, tenuous interstellar cloud made of dust and gas, one of several that make up our local galactic neighbourhood.(11) Today, I shall mostly be counting minutes, and considering the tenuous link between the words ├ö├ç├┐delay├ö├ç├û and ├ö├ç├┐deadline.├ö├ç├û(12) Despite the tenuous nature of these links, professionals are obliged to advise and even persuade parents to follow the campaign's advice.(13) These comments provide a glimpse into the thinking of a layer of extremely wealthy Hollywood liberals or erstwhile liberals, whose commitment to democratic rights is increasingly tenuous .(14) The NY Times is mentioning a tenuous New York link but most cases have originated in Asia.(15) This is similar to a tenuous dust cloud on Earth, visible only from the light it scatters or absorbs.(16) If I can just figure out some tenuous contextual link├ö├ç┬¬
1. slight ::
2. fine ::
Different Formstenuous, tenuously, tenuousness
Word Example from TV Shows
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is TENUOUS at best.
The Big Bang Theory Season 12, Episode 18
It's only a matter of time
before my TENUOUS grasp on reality fades.
The Big Bang Theory Season 9, Episode 10
You know, I'm in such a good mood,
I'm actually finding your TENUOUS grasp...
The Big Bang Theory Season 2, Episode 21
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