Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

tenacious

tenacioustenacity
Meaning(s)
1) determined or persistent
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • a tenacious character
  • Analysis
     Tenacious is an adjective describing someone who is very determined and who does not give up easily. Can mean to keep a firm hold of something with the determination not to let go. You can have a tenacious hold on something for example or a tenacious grip. Something tenacious perseveres over time, is persistent and not easily gotten rid of. "A tenacious rumour gripped the town for centuries."If someone is described as tinnitus or as having tenacity it is usually considered to be a positive trait.
  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. The police officer was tenacious in his hunt for the criminal, and his hard work eventually paid off.
    2. Jenny avoided the potentially deadly fall by clinging tenaciously to the edge of the roof until the fire brigade could come and rescue her.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Talent alone is not enough to succeed in business, you need to have the tenacity to keep going when things are tough.
    2. I'd like to devise a way of testing if the candidates have the tenacity to keep going under stressful circumstances.
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