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Adjective: tenuous  ten-yoo-us
  1. Having thin consistency
    "a tenuous fluid"
     
  2. Very thin in gauge or diameter
    "a tenuous thread"
     
  3. Lacking substance or significance
    "a tenuous argument";
    - flimsy, fragile, slight, thin

See also: insignificant, thin, unimportant

Encyclopedia: Tenuous