Synonyms of tenacious in English:

tenacious


See definition of tenacious

adjective

1‘he paused for a moment, but without releasing his tenacious grip’

SYNONYMS

firm, tight, fast, clinging

strong, forceful, powerful, unshakeable, immovable, iron

ANTONYMS

loose, weak

2‘he had a reputation for being a tenacious man’

SYNONYMS

persevering, persistent, pertinacious, determined, dogged, single-minded, strong-willed, tireless, indefatigable, resolute, patient, purposeful, diligent, assiduous, sedulous, unflagging, staunch, steadfast, untiring, unwavering, unswerving, unshakeable, unyielding, uncompromising, insistent, importunate, relentless, unrelenting, inexorable, implacable

stubborn, intransigent, obstinate, obdurate, stiff-necked

North American rock-ribbed

ANTONYMS

irresolute

3‘he had a tenacious memory’

SYNONYMS

retentive, good

photographic

4‘she struggled to free herself from the tenacious mud’

SYNONYMS

sticky, adhesive, clinging, gluey, gummy, glutinous, viscid, viscous, mucilaginous

British claggy

Northern English Scottish clarty