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a. Weak or insubstantial; flimsy: a tenuous argument; a tenuous link between pieces of evidence.
b. Precarious or insecure: tenuous survival.
2. Long and thin; slender: tenuous strands.
3. Having a thin consistency: Pluto's tenuous envelope of gas.
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|Adv.||1.||tenuously - in a tenuous manner; "his works tenuously survive in the minds of a few scholars"|
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tenuously[ˈtenjʊəslɪ] ADV [linked, connected] → vagamente
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