Definitions for tough

Definitions for (noun) tough

Main entry: bully, tough, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, yobbo, yobo, yob, hooligan

Definition: a cruel and brutal fellow

Main entry: goon, hood, hoodlum, strong-armer, tough, toughie, thug, punk

Definition: an aggressive and violent young criminal

Main entry: street fighter, tough

Definition: someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

Definitions for (adj) tough

Main entry: tough, bad

Definition: feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')

Usage: my throat feels bad; she felt bad all over; he was feeling tough after a restless night

Main entry: sturdy, tough

Definition: substantially made or constructed

Usage: sturdy steel shelves; sturdy canvas; a tough all-weather fabric; some plastics are as tough as metal

Main entry: elusive, tough, baffling, problematic, problematical, knotty

Definition: making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

Usage: a baffling problem; I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast; a problematic situation at home

Main entry: tough, rugged

Definition: very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution

Usage: a rugged competitive examination; the rugged conditions of frontier life; the competition was tough; it's a tough life; it was a tough job

Main entry: hard, tough

Definition: unfortunate or hard to bear

Usage: had hard luck; a tough break

Main entry: tough

Definition: resistant to cutting or chewing

Main entry: tough, toughened

Definition: physically toughened

Usage: the tough bottoms of his feet

Main entry: tough

Definition: not given to gentleness or sentimentality

Usage: a tough character

Main entry: tough, ruffianly

Definition: violent and lawless

Usage: the more ruffianly element; tough street gangs

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