- very thin in gauge or diameter
"a tenuous thread"
- having thin consistency
"a tenuous fluid"
- Relations are tenuous as peace talks resume between warring factions.
- The greatest wisdom has no shape; the greatest vessel is the latest to be completed; the greatest music has the most tenuous notes.
- Swadesh's glottochronology was based on the tenuous thesis that all languages have a core vocabulary that undergoes replacement at a constant rate.
- The alleged causal link between the restrictions (price fixing and supply regulation) and the claimed efficiencies (reliable services) therefore appears too tenuous to meet the first condition of Article 81(3).