Antonyms of adj tenacious

3 senses of tenacious

Sense 1
retentive (vs. unretentive), recollective, long, tenacious -- (good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory")


Sense 2
dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding -- (stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion")

INDIRECT (VIA stubborn) -> docile -- (willing to be taught or led or supervised or directed; "the docile masses of an enslaved nation")

Sense 3
coherent, tenacious -- (sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs")

INDIRECT (VIA adhesive) -> nonadhesive -- (not tending to adhere)

Similarity of adj tenacious

3 senses of tenacious

Sense 1
retentive (vs. unretentive), recollective, long, tenacious -- (good at remembering; "a retentive mind"; "tenacious memory")
          Also See-> mindful#1, aware#2

Sense 2
dogged, dour, persistent, pertinacious, tenacious, unyielding -- (stubbornly unyielding; "dogged persistence"; "dour determination"; "the most vocal and pertinacious of all the critics"; "a mind not gifted to discover truth but tenacious to hold it"- T.S.Eliot; "men tenacious of opinion")
       => stubborn (vs. docile), obstinate, unregenerate -- (tenaciously unwilling or marked by tenacious unwillingness to yield)

Sense 3
coherent, tenacious -- (sticking together; "two coherent sheets"; "tenacious burrs")
       => adhesive (vs. nonadhesive) -- (tending to adhere)

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