tenuity

[tuh-noo-i-tee, -nyoo-, te-]
noun
1.
the state of being tenuous.
3.
thinness of consistency; rarefied condition.

Origin:
1525–35; < Latin tenuitās thinness, equivalent to tenui(s) (see tenuis) + -tās -ty2

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tenuous (ˈtɛnjʊəs)
 
adj
1.  insignificant or flimsy: a tenuous argument
2.  slim, fine, or delicate: a tenuous thread
3.  diluted or rarefied in consistency or density: a tenuous fluid
 
[C16: from Latin tenuis]
 
tenuity
 
n
 
'tenuousness
 
n
 
'tenuously
 
adv

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He proposes, therefore, to be the first to point out the extreme tenuity of the thread connecting this preface with his drama.
And in this they have but carried to its extreme tenuity the disposition of the romantic poets, their forbears.
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