3. steadfastness, persistence, perseverance; continuance, endurance, abidingness, patience; stamina, indefatigableness, backbone, courage, grit, Inf sand, pluck, SI. guts; application, zeal, ambition, devotion, diligence, pursuance, sedulity, sedulousness, Inf. stick-to-it-iveness; resolve, determination, purposefulness, purposiveness, decisiveness, pertinacity.
4. stubborness, mulishness, doggedness, Inf. cussedness, inflexibility; insistence, insistency, intransigence, intransigency, obstinacy, obstinateness; obdurateness, contumacy, contumaciousness; intolerance, bigotry, bias, partisanship, prejudice, narrow-mindedness, perversity. tenancy, n. 1. holding, possession, possessorship; freehold, householdership, title, ownership, proprietorship, proprietary, demesne, Law. domain, Archaic. aught; tenantry, renting, leasing, lesseeship, leasehold, interest, share, Finance, stock; occupancy, occupation, residence, residency, inhabitance, inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation, habitancy, domiciliation, Law. commorancy; lodgement, lodging, billeting, quartering; sojourn, visit, stay, stop, stopover, stop-off, layover.
2. tenure, length of residence; incumbency, term of office, time in office, length of service.
3. position, post, office, place, billet, slot, Brit. berth; appointment, assignment, commission, sinecure, job. tenant, n. 1. lessee, leaseholder, renter, roomer, lodger, paying guest; tenant farmer, metayer, sharecropper; sojourner, guest, houseguest, house-sitter; occupant, occupier, resident, resider, residencer, residentiary, addressee, inhabitant, habitant, Archaic, inhabited holder, possessor, shareholder, boxholder, landholder, householder, owner; homesteader, squatter, settler, cottager, cottier, Scot. cotter.
-v. 2. lease, rent, pay for room and board.
3. Usu. tenant in inhabit, occupy, reside in, dwell in, live in, room or lodge in; hold, possess, own. tend1, v. be disposed, be inclined, have a tendency, show a tendency, trend, lean, point to, look to; verge, bend, incline, gravitate toward, be directed, be bound for; bear, head, aim, lead, steer toward, make for; conduce, contribute, predispose, influence. tend2, v. attend to, care for, serve, wait on, pander to, minister to; watch over, guard, keep, protect, take care of; accommodate, oblige, favor; help, aid, assist, abet, succor, relieve, comfort, give solace; nurse, nurture, doctor. tendency, n. 1. inclination, disposition, proclivity, propensity, leaning, bent, turn, cast, inclining, BioL tropism; tending, bearing, verging, gravitation, drift; proneness, subjectability, aptness, liableness, likeliness, susceptibility.
2. penchant, predisposition, predilection, partiality; prejudice, tendentiousness, bias, preference; affinity, attraction; appetite, appetency, relish. tender1, adj. 1. unfibrous, butterlike, crushable, soft, silken.
2. weak, delicate, feeble, frail, frail as a reed, un-sturdy, slight, infirm; shaky, tottery, precarious, uncertain, unstable; poor, sickly, unwell, unhealthy, unsound, weakly; wretched, pitiful, pitiable, piteous.
3. immature, inexperienced, callow, unripe, unseasoned, undeveloped, uninitiated, untrained; raw, green, young, wet behind the ears, youthful, juvenile; impressionable, pliable, plastic.
4. subdued, muted, softened, toned down, pastel; subtle, fine, quiet, tame, mellow, mild.
5. gentle, light, smooth, easy, lambent; sensitive, sympathetic, warm.
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