The dog was tenacious in his persistent efforts to get all the meat off the bone. He tenaciously gnawed at it for hours, determined to get every scrap of meat he could. When his owner tried to pry the bone out of his mouth, he held on with fierce tenacity and dogged stubbornness. He only gave up his tenacious, unyielding hold on the bone when his owner offered him a ham sandwich in place of it.
Quiz: What does tenacious mean?
- Determined to continue doing what one has set out to do.
- Greedy and selfish in the worst sort of way.
- Fierce and angry too much of the time.