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ten•u•ous



Pronunciation: (ten'yOO-us), [key]
adj.
1. thin or slender in form, as a thread.
2. lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak: a tenuous argument.
3. thin in consistency; rare or rarefied.
4. of slight importance or significance; unsubstantial: He holds a rather tenuous position in history.
5. lacking in clarity; vague: He gave a rather tenuous account of his past life.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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