Tough Meaning and Definition


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Tough meaning

Word: Tough

How to pronounce: tʌf

Adjective

Definitions:

1. (of a substance or object) strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough or careless handling.

Example sentences: "Tough backpacks for climbers"

2. Able to endure hardship or pain.

Example sentences: "Even at this ripe old age, he's still as tough as old boots"

3. Demonstrating a strict and uncompromising attitude or approach.

Example sentences: "Police have been getting tough with drivers"

4. (of a person) strong and prone to violence.

Example sentences: "Tough young teenagers"

Noun

Definitions:

1. A rough and violent person, especially a gangster or criminal.

Verb

Definitions:

1. Endure a period of hardship or difficulty.


Synonyms:

hard

tight

arduous

strenuous

rigid

baffling

laborious

formidable

uphill

flinty

leathery

tenacious

stubborn

intractable

uncooperative

rough

heavy

brutal

cruel

murderous

toughie

stiff

hardy

sticky

severe

strict

rigorous

austere

chewy

grim

hooligan

bully

ruffian

rowdy

hoodlum

roughneck

toughly

robust

durable

dense

sturdy

steep

cool

harsh

strong

gruff

rugged

toilsome

thorny

difficult

grievous

tricky

trying

knotty

catchy

sweaty

tall

stout

stern

thug

goon

nasty

grueling

backbreaking

toughened

onerous

gangster

mobster

bitter

problematic

problematical

hardened

bad

burdensome

gruelling


Antonyms:

easy

weak

simple


Derivations:

toughed

toughing

toughening

tougher

toughness

toughen


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Tough in Other Languages...

Spanish: Duro

German: Hart

French: Difficile

Italian: Duro

Turkish: Zor


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