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Definition of tenuous adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    tenuous

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˈtɛnyuəs//
     
     
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  1. 1so weak or uncertain that it hardly exists a tenuous hold on life His links with the organization turned out to be, at best, tenuous.
  2. 2 extremely thin and easily broken the tenuous threads of a spiderweb
 
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