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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Te·na·cious a.
 1. Holding fast, or inclined to hold fast; inclined to retain what is in possession; as, men tenacious of their just rights.
 2. Apt to retain; retentive; as, a tenacious memory.
 3. Having parts apt to adhere to each other; cohesive; tough; as, steel is a tenacious metal; tar is more tenacious than oil.
 4. Apt to adhere to another substance; glutinous; viscous; sticking; adhesive. “Female feet, too weak to struggle with tenacious clay.”
 5. Niggardly; closefisted; miserly.
 6. Holding stoutly to one's opinion or purpose; obstinate; stubborn.
 -- Te*na*cious*ly, adv. -- Te*na*cious*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : with obstinate determination; "he pursued her doggedly"
            [syn: doggedly]