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Tenuous - Dictionary definition and meaning for word Tenuous

(adj) having thin consistency
Example Sentence
  • a tenuous fluid

(adj) very thin in gauge or diameter
Example Sentence
  • a tenuous thread

(adj) lacking substance or significance
Synonyms : flimsy , fragile , slight , thin
Example Sentence
  • slight evidence
  • a tenuous argument
  • a thin plot
  • a fragile claim to fame

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for Tenuous

this word sound very close to TENNIS....and most of the female TENNIS PLAYERS ARE VERY SLIM AND THIN...
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by preetisoni2411

TENUOUS can be split as TEN+US,so TEN of us goin to USa together,the chances are very SLIM and it'll be a RARITY
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by imajeeth

Tenuous comes from Attenuate. Attenuate means to make thin.
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by tanvir

tenous...this word it extracted from Latin tenuis means...thin, slight...
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by preetisoni2411

split it "Ten+of+us". It is a rare possiblity that ten of us will accomodate in car
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by amolge

this word is delibrately mispronounced some times as tenyeas....tenyears....so your ten years daughter is very thin.........and slim.....
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by preetisoni2411

tenuous can be related to tension..in tension a person is weak....
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by narenkumar

Tenuous and Bulbous are rhyming words with different meanings. Tenuous is something slim or thin while Bulbous is something fat and round .
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by pushpa_edit

Read TENUOUS as 'TEN of U vs twO of US', so when ur only two against ten, u become "WEAK AND INSUBSTANTIAL"( Insubstantial : lacking strength and solidity ).
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by vj.suryawanshi

tenuous sounds like "Thin" and fragile
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by animator

me playin TENNIS is a tenuous idea
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by massb

TEN+US....the plane we hired to go to gre could manage only 10 people because the plane was TENUOUS
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by nileshdive

though ten of us are thin ,its very rare to fit in the car
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TEN of US can only cook a TENUOUS dish... for too many cooks spoil the dish..
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by shalnew

tenuous = tenis. tenis players(female) are thin and generally lack substance - they are more hype.
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by aroraraman309

ten u or us:so doubtful,uncertain; tender: easily broken so must be thin
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by laaptu

tenuous-sounds like strenuous. under strain we become fragile and thin
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by authortobe

Tenuous sound like tender, and tender meat is soft/flimsy
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by pacdee

think about Tin can which is thin
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by kondaharsha

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