tenuous
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈtɛn.ju.əs/
Adjective

tenuous

  1. Thin in substance or consistency.
    Synonyms: delicate, gossamer, Thesaurus:fragile
    The aether was thought to be of tenuous strands.
    Far from being amicable, the numbers seemed to turn their backs on each other, and I couldn't find a pair with even the most tenuous connection.
  2. Insubstantial.
    Synonyms: ethereal, Thesaurus:insubstantial
    His argument was not convincing in the debate, considering how tenuous it was.
    • July 18 2012, Scott Tobias, AV Club The Dark Knight Rises[http://www.avclub.com/articles/the-dark-knight-rises-review-batman,82624/]
      Picking up eight years after The Dark Knight left off, the film finds Gotham enjoying a tenuous peace based on Harvey Dent’s moral ideals rather than the ugly truth of his demise.
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