Antonyms of adj tenuous

3 senses of tenuous

Sense 1
tenuous -- (having thin consistency; "a tenuous fluid")

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> thick -- (relatively dense in consistency; "thick cream"; "thick soup"; "thick smoke"; "thick fog")

Sense 2
tenuous -- (very thin in gauge or diameter; "a tenuous thread")

INDIRECT (VIA thin) -> thick -- (not thin; of a specific thickness or of relatively great extent from one surface to the opposite usually in the smallest of the three solid dimensions; "an inch thick"; "a thick board"; "a thick sandwich"; "spread a thick layer of butter"; "thick coating of dust"; "thick warm blankets")

Sense 3
flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin -- (lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame")

INDIRECT (VIA insignificant) -> significant, important -- (important in effect or meaning; "a significant change in tax laws"; "a significant change in the Constitution"; "a significant contribution"; "significant details"; "statistically significant")

Similarity of adj tenuous

3 senses of tenuous

Sense 1
tenuous -- (having thin consistency; "a tenuous fluid")
       => thin (vs. thick) -- (relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous; "air is thin at high altitudes"; "a thin soup"; "skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk"; "thin oil")

Sense 2
tenuous -- (very thin in gauge or diameter; "a tenuous thread")
       => thin (vs. thick) -- (of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section; "thin wire"; "a thin chiffon blouse"; "a thin book"; "a thin layer of paint")

Sense 3
flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous, thin -- (lacking substance or significance; "slight evidence"; "a tenuous argument"; "a thin plot"; a fragile claim to fame")
       => insignificant (vs. significant), unimportant -- (devoid of importance, meaning, or force)

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