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Definition of tenuous:

  1. Lacking substance, as a tenuous argument.
  2. Rare; subtile; not dense; - said of fluids.
  3. Thin; slender; small; minute.

Synonyms:

keen, fragile, elegant, insubstantial, exquisite, polished, dainty, nice, smooth, splendid, small, light, little, thin, minute, pure, comminuted, clear, frail, svelte, unconvincing, gauzy, sparse, slight, refined, weak, feeble, insubstantial, strong, excellent, sensitive, flimsy, subtile, sharp, clarified, delicate, handsome, beautiful.

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