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Tenuous Definition & Synonyms from 601 Words

Tenuous definition and synonyms from the book 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam with antonyms and illustrations for advanced learners of English. Practice reading and listening comprehension and enrich your vocabulary in real context.

/ˈten.ju.əs/ (adj)

Tenuous definition

too delicate and therefore weak and fragile, fine, feeble, easily broken and damaged, unsubstantiated, flimsy, too thin and slender, slight, unconvincing, gossamer, insubstantial, vague, nebulous

Example of tenuous

TENUOUS RELATIONSHIPS: Exploitation, Emotion, and Racial Ethnic Significance in Paid Child Care Work

The relatively recent shift of family caregiving to the public market of service work raises questions about how to theorize paid caregiving. This article examines how to conceptualize child rearing when it is transferred to a paid worker. The gendered character of commodified caregiving is complicated by structural locations of race and class that define the employer-employee relationship, which is sometimes tenuous.

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Parts of speech

Adverb: tenuously

Noun: tenuousness

Noun: tenuity

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