Sunday, 18 March 2012

word of the day:part twenty | tenuous


ten·u·ous [ˈtɛnjʊəs]

1. insignificant or flimsy a tenuous argument
2. slim, fine, or delicate a tenuous thread
3. diluted or rarefied in consistency or density a tenuous fluid

[Latin tenuis; see ten- in Indo-European roots.]

tenuity, tenuousness | n
tenuously | adv

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