Definition of tenuously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tenuously

 adverb
adverb
BrE BrE//ˈtenjuəsli//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtenjuəsli//
 
 
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in a way that is so weak or uncertain that it hardly exists This plot device is only tenuously connected to the rest of the movie.