1. tenac- + -ity.
2. => the act of holding fast.
- tenacity (n.)
- early 15c., from Middle French ténacité (14c.) and directly from Latin tenacitas "an act of holding fast," from tenax (genitive tenacis) "holding fast, gripping, clingy; firm, steadfast," from tenere "to hold" (see tenet).
- 1. Talent, hard work and sheer tenacity are all crucial to career success.
- 2. Tenacity is the bridge to success.
- 3. The athletes displayed great tenacity throughout the contest.
- 4. She clung to this sum with a tenacity that was surprising.
- 5. The chief distinguishing feature is their tenacity of life.
[ tenacity 造句 ]