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thin or slender in form, as a thread.
lacking a sound basis, as reasoning; unsubstantiated; weak:
a tenuous argument.
thin in consistency; rare or rarefied.
of slight importance or significance; unsubstantial:
He holds a rather tenuous position in history.
lacking in clarity; vague:
He gave a rather tenuous account of his past life.
insignificant or flimsy: a tenuous argument
slim, fine, or delicate: a tenuous thread
diluted or rarefied in consistency or density: a tenuous fluid


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