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Definition of tough
- Tough adj
- Not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character" [ant: {tender}]
- Very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; "a rugged competitive examination"; "the rugged conditions of frontier life"; "the competition was tough"; "it's a tough life"; "it was a tough job" [syn: {rugged}]
- Physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet" [syn: {toughened}] [ant: {tender}]
- Substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal" [syn: {sturdy}]
- Violent and lawless; "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs" [syn: {ruffianly}]
- Feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night" [syn: {bad}]
- Tough to cut or chew [ant: {tender}]
- Unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break" [syn: {hard}] n
- Someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing [syn: {street fighter}]
- An aggressive and violent young criminal [syn: {hood}, {hoodlum}, {goon}, {punk}, {thug}, {toughie}, {strong-armer}]
- A cruel and brutal fellow [syn: {bully}, {hooligan}, {ruffian}, {roughneck}, {rowdy}, {yob}, {yobo}, {yobbo}]
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