street fighter, tough(noun)
someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer(noun)
an aggressive and violent young criminal
goon, sticker, stumper, lubber, oaf, strong-armer, ruffian, stumblebum, tinder, punk, kindling, cowling, poser, exhaust hood, cowl, punk rocker, street fighter, bully, clod, yobo, thug, toughie, yob, hooligan, roughneck, spunk, yobbo, hoodlum, lummox, punk rock, lout, lump, touchwood, rowdy, lens hood, gawk, bonnet, hood, cap
bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo(adj)
a cruel and brutal fellow
not given to gentleness or sentimentality
"a tough character"
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"
"the tough bottoms of his feet"
substantially made or constructed
"sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"
violent and lawless
"the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs"
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"
knotty, big, regretful, spoiled, ruffianly, uncollectible, risky, speculative, bad, rugged, toughened, problematic, baffling, elusive, hard, forged, defective, sturdy, sorry, spoilt, unsound, high-risk, problematical, unfit
resistant to cutting or chewing
unfortunate or hard to bear
"had hard luck"; "a tough break"
severe, knotty, arduous, grueling, ruffianly, toilsome, hard, bad, rugged, sturdy, toughened, heavy, voiceless, laborious, difficult, elusive, knockout, gruelling, intemperate, concentrated, punishing, unvoiced, problematic, operose, backbreaking, problematical, surd, strong, baffling
baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough(adj)
making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
"a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"
subtle, gnarled, involved, knotty, problematical, debatable, ruffianly, bad, rugged, toughened, problematic, snarly, baffling, gnarly, hard, tangled, sturdy, knobbed, knotted, elusive, tortuous, convoluted, snarled
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[Colloquial.] severe (as a storm), violent
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How to use tough in a sentence?
To show the fight we did and get back in the game, it was a massive point, it was a tough game, the penalty (after halftime) was a momentum swing.
To cut much below here means we'd have to cut into things like client service, which we never do, we'll tough it out for another quarter or two and see where the Fed will be.
Life is simple , only it has been made tough for others by some people for their vested-interest.
That's gon na be tough, to get it to zero, because it's sport, that's just like saying, you know, Kevin Durant's gon na be free of injuries... All these athletes. They're taped up, they're well-trained, best coaches. Still, they step wrong, they're gon na get hurt, twist an ankle.
It's kind of tough to punch holes into the healthcare bull story, what worries me is the long stretch of outperformance relative to the rest of the market.
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- σκληρός, τραχύςGreek
- de mano dura, resistente, severoSpanish
- hankala, kova, sitkeä, vaativa, kovis, ankaraFinnish
- dur, difficileFrench
- fulangach, tapaidh, righinnScottish Gaelic
- たいへん, きつい, 辛いJapanese
- გამძლე, უხეში, მკაცრი, ხულიგანიGeorgian
- کلک, ګران, سختPashto, Pushto
- трудный, тяжкий, тяжёлый, прочный, жёсткийRussian
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