tough (Meaning)

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tough (n)

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

an aggressive and violent young criminal

a cruel and brutal fellow

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tough (a)

not given to gentleness or sentimentality

physically toughened

resistant to cutting or chewing

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tough (s)

very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution

substantially made or constructed

violent and lawless

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

unfortunate or hard to bear

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

Webster

tough (superl.)

Having the quality of flexibility without brittleness; yielding to force without breaking; capable of resisting great strain; as, the ligaments of animals are remarkably tough.

Not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; as, tough sinews.

Not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm.

Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow.

Severe; violent; as, a tough storm.

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tough Sentence Examples

  1. The hike through the mountains proved to be a tough challenge for the inexperienced hikers.
  2. She's a tough negotiator, known for her unwavering determination and sharp mind.
  3. The dog's tough exterior belied a gentle and loving nature within.
  4. Life has thrown me some tough curveballs, but I'm determined to bounce back.
  5. The tough economic conditions forced many businesses to close their doors.
  6. The situation was tough, but we persevered and found a solution.
  7. Her tough love approach helped her children develop resilience and self-discipline.
  8. The child's tough upbringing shaped her into a strong and independent individual.
  9. The leather boots were tough and durable, designed for rugged outdoor adventures.
  10. The tough decision weighed heavily on his mind as he considered the consequences.

FAQs About the word tough

someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing, an aggressive and violent young criminal, a cruel and bru

brittle, chewy, leathery, hard, crunchy, fibrous, sinewy,stringy,gristly

tender, soft,tender, soft,,mushy, mushy

The hike through the mountains proved to be a tough challenge for the inexperienced hikers.

She's a tough negotiator, known for her unwavering determination and sharp mind.

The dog's tough exterior belied a gentle and loving nature within.

Life has thrown me some tough curveballs, but I'm determined to bounce back.