One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he paused for a moment, but without releasing his tenacious grip’
firm, tight, fast, clinging
strong, forceful, powerful, unshakeable, immovable, iron
2‘he had a reputation for being a tenacious man’
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
3‘he had a tenacious memory’
4‘she struggled to free herself from the tenacious mud’
sticky, adhesive, clinging, gluey, gummy, glutinous, viscid, viscous, mucilaginous
Northern English Scottish clarty
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