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Words and phrases that have a meaning related to tenuous:   (122 results)

Often used in the same context:
precarious, shaky, fragile, uncertain, uneasy, dicey, perilous, inextricable, iffy, fractious, tense, unstable, murky, frayed, untenable, dire, sketchy, bleak, rocky, weak, dubious, nebulous, strained, unsettled, testy, troubling, hazy, fleeting, illusory, debatable, problematical, improbable, implausible, ephemeral, tight, ambivalent, muddled, wobbly, problematic, fortuitous, unlikely, cemented, crucial, uneven, inescapable, faltering, imperfect, pessimistic, patchy, spotty, intractably, brittle, difficult, unforthcoming, impermanent, unshakable, unpredictable, chaotic, awkward, frostier, ominous, slim, ambiguous, paradoxical, grim, worrisome, plausible, assailable, turbulent, bumpy, undeniable, questionable, peculiar, flimsy, dysfunctional, unpromising, distant, volatile, delicate, tricky, doubtful, acrimonious, touchy, skittish, deadlocked, elusive, optimistic, equivocal, parlous, sanguine, jittery, contradictory, nonexistent, inconsistent, threadbare, scant, contentious, bizarre, hopeless, eroded, unshakeable, skeptical, firmer, secure, ontological, strengthened, stronger, insecure, insubstantial, flimsiest, looser, ontic, slenderest, tenable, unchallengeable

Appears in the definition of:
lens capsule, tenuously

Synonyms:
fine, flimsy, slight, thin, weak

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— Nouns for tenuous: connection, relationship hold, position, link, nature, links, balance, connections, control, thread, more...

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