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having little substance or significance; not solidly based

Synonyms for tenuous

having thin consistency

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very thin in gauge or diameter

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lacking substance or significance

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What is making the whole situation tenuous, in my opinion, is the lack of counter-insurgency (COIN) tactics and where investment needs to be made.
It lies in the middle of Saturn's E ring, a tenuous outer circle of fine ice particles.
Harper's tenuous conservative government is backed by 26 members from Alberta, many of whom have loyalties to both Harper and Klein.
A kind of tightrope walk where the line between inclusion and exclusion can be tenuous.
Expert testimony indicated that, because of their speculative and controversial nature, as well as the tenuous link between the options and the value of the research and development functions performed by the holder, unrelated parties would not agree to pay for options granted to the employees of an entity providing such functions.
The tenuous compromise could fall apart during future battles to confirm nominees for the Supreme Court.
Using archival footage and home movies, Davis also cleverly insinuates how the cinema, perhaps like individual memory, is a set of powerful but ultimately tenuous lines between what is inside the frame and what is outside the frame.
For example, in developing regions where food security is already tenuous, increased flooding related to global warming could wipe out plant resources, stored food, and seed reserves.
Her detractors complain that her attachment to pop music is tenuous at best, that her compositions lack structure, and that her idiosyncrasies are too alienating.
So after a period of well-publicized turmoil--highlighted by two consecutive months of 119 CEO departures in January and February 2001--one of the most tenuous jobs appears to be have become more secure, at least for now.
The tactic would seem to indicate that mills feel they have regained the upper hand in buy-sell negotiations, though their grip could be tenuous and short-lived.
Further exploration of this phenomenon is called for in academic circles, as a causal link between inadequate fat intake and running injury is for now tenuous at best.
For administrators, the chore can be even more difficult--a tenuous endeavor that pits their political and moral opinions as educators against their fiduciary responsibilities to their institutions overall.
He notes the tenuous connection between his father and Gardner Taylor, aspirant to the presidency of the NBC who was defeated in a close election in 1960.
Some selections rise specifically from the writer's engagement with the designated biblical text, and some selections have a tenuous connection with the text.