Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun tenuity

3 senses of tenuity

Sense 1
thinness, tenuity, slenderness -- (relatively small dimension through an object as opposed to its length or width; "the tenuity of a hair"; "the thinness of a rope")
       => dimension -- (the magnitude of something in a particular direction (especially length or width or height))

Sense 2
rarity, tenuity, low density -- (a rarified quality; "the tenuity of the upper atmosphere")
       => density, denseness -- (the amount per unit size)

Sense 3
feebleness, tenuity -- (the quality of lacking intensity or substance; "a shrill yet sweet tenuity of voice"- Nathaniel Hawthorne)
       => weakness -- (the property of lacking physical or mental strength; liability to failure under pressure or stress or strain; "his weakness increased as he became older"; "the weakness of the span was overlooked until it collapsed")

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