Tenacity is the ability to keep going even when things are difficult. You have to have a lot of tenacity to continue training even when it's hard.

  • He has a lot of tenacity, because he's still training even though he doesn't feel well.

  • She has a lot of tenacity, because she's still working on her project even though she's been sick.

Definition of tenacity


persistent determination


doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, pertinacity, tenaciousness

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Example Sentences for tenacity

  • 1

    The dynamic is the tenacity to life and vigor and persistence in survival.

  • 2

    We have the strength and tenacity to persevere and pursue our goals.

  • 3

    It symbolizes Breton's tenacity.

  • 4

    The guy has tenacity.

  • 5

    Education was secondary to aggressiveness and tenacity.

  • 6

    The maniacal tenacity of this individual is not to be underestimated.

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    They further illustrate the tenacity of such critiques.

  • 8

    It was the incendiary comments and the vendetta like tenacity.

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    All commended the courage and tenacity of the Iraqi soldiers.

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    Morrison wanted to be a linebacker because of the tenacity of the position.