Synonyms of tenacious
1 stubbornDictionary • He is regarded as a persistent and tenacious interviewer.
stubborn • He is a stubborn character used to getting his own way.
determined • He is making a determined effort to regain lost ground.
persistent • He phoned again this morning - he's very persistent.
firm • He held a firm belief in the afterlife.
adamant • The minister is adamant that he will not resign.
staunch • He's a staunch supporter of controls on government spending.
resolute • a decisive and resolute international leader
inflexible • They viewed him as stubborn, inflexible and dogmatic.
strong-willed • He is a very determined and strong-willed person.
steadfast • He remained steadfast in his belief that he had done the right thing.
unyielding • his unyielding attitude on this subject
obstinate • He is obstinate and determined and will not give up.
intransigent • The worry is that the radicals will grow more intransigent.
immovable • On one issue, however, she was immovable.
obdurate • The administration have been obdurate defenders of the status quo.
2 firmDictionary • a tenacious belief
firm • They needed the guiding hand of a firm father figure.
dogged • through sheer dogged determination
unyielding • He sat on the edge of an unyielding armchair.
unswerving • her unswerving belief in her father's innocence
3 strongDictionary • He has a particularly tenacious grip on life.
strong • The government will take strong action against any further strikes.
firm • Use a firm platform or a sturdy ladder.
fast • He held the gate fast.
iron • a man of icy nerve and iron will
tight • Keep a tight grip on my hand.
forceful • This is a forceful argument for joining them.
immovable • It was declared unsafe because the support bars were immovable.
unshakeable • She had an unshakeable faith in human goodness.
4 retentiveDictionary • her analytical mind and tenacious memory
photographic • a photographic memory
5 adhesiveDictionary • tenacious catarrh in the nasal passages and lungs
adhesive • adhesive tape
sticky • a weakness for rich meat dishes and sticky puddings
glutinous • He was covered in soft, glutinous mud.
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adamantIf someone is adamant about something, they are determined not to change their mind about it.
• The minister is adamant that he will not resign.
adhesiveAn adhesive substance is able to stick firmly to something else.
• adhesive tape
determinedIf you are determined to do something, you have made a firm decision to do it and will not let anything stop you.
• He is making a determined effort to regain lost ground.
Thesaurus for tenacious from the Collins English Thesaurus