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  1. tough

    resistent, stubborn, lentous, fibrous, difficult, refractory, hard, unmanageable, tenacious, firm, strong

    yielding, tender, soft, brittle, fragile, frangible, friable

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  1. street fighter, toughnoun

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

    yobo, hoodlum, toughie, rowdy, hood, bully, hooligan, goon, yobbo, yob, strong-armer, roughneck, ruffian, street fighter, punk, thug

    nonviolent, good, tender, delicate, sentimental, protective, easy, flakey, flaky, tenderised, crispy, soft, untoughened, crisp, comfortable, chewable, tenderized, comfy, cuttable

  2. hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armernoun

    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

    crisp, untoughened, delicate, flaky, tenderised, tender, chewable, tenderized, flakey, crispy, sentimental, good, easy, soft, comfortable, protective, nonviolent, cuttable, comfy

  3. bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobboadjective

    a cruel and brutal fellow

    yobo, hoodlum, toughie, rowdy, hood, bully, hooligan, goon, yobbo, yob, strong-armer, roughneck, ruffian, street fighter, punk, thug

    tenderised, sentimental, delicate, flakey, easy, good, tender, flaky, protective, chewable, crispy, untoughened, soft, comfortable, tenderized, cuttable, comfy, nonviolent, crisp

  4. toughadjective

    not given to gentleness or sentimentality

    "a tough character"

    rugged, baffling, toughened, problematic, bad, sturdy, hard, problematical, elusive, ruffianly, knotty

    crisp, good, tenderized, flakey, delicate, tender, chewable, comfy, crispy, easy, untoughened, sentimental, tenderised, nonviolent, protective, cuttable, flaky, soft, comfortable

  5. rugged, toughadjective

    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"

    rugged, toughened, problematic, broken, sturdy, hard, furrowed, problematical, elusive, baffling, bad, ruffianly, knotty

    tender, chewable, flakey, tenderised, delicate, easy, cuttable, protective, crisp, nonviolent, soft, sentimental, comfortable, tenderized, untoughened, flaky, crispy, good, comfy

  6. tough, toughenedadjective

    physically toughened

    "the tough bottoms of his feet"

    rugged, baffling, toughened, problematic, bad, sturdy, tempered, hard, hardened, problematical, treated, elusive, ruffianly, knotty

    tender, crisp, tenderised, delicate, untoughened, sentimental, crispy, comfortable, flaky, protective, good, tenderized, chewable, easy, comfy, nonviolent, soft, flakey, cuttable

  7. sturdy, toughadjective

    substantially made or constructed

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

    knotty, problematic, ruffianly, bad, rugged, toughened, baffling, stout, elusive, hard, sturdy, inflexible, stalwart, uncompromising, hardy, problematical

    tenderised, crispy, cuttable, flakey, untoughened, comfortable, tender, delicate, good, crisp, tenderized, easy, chewable, soft, sentimental, comfy, nonviolent, protective, flaky

  8. ruffianly, toughadjective

    violent and lawless

    "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs"

    rugged, toughened, problematic, bad, sturdy, hard, problematical, elusive, baffling, ruffianly, knotty

    nonviolent, flaky, chewable, delicate, soft, tenderized, comfortable, tender, untoughened, comfy, tenderised, good, easy, cuttable, crisp, sentimental, flakey, protective, crispy

  9. bad, toughadjective

    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

    untoughened, chewable, tender, soft, comfy, protective, delicate, cuttable, crisp, easy, crispy, good, flaky, comfortable, tenderised, sentimental, nonviolent, flakey, tenderized

  10. toughadjective

    resistant to cutting or chewing

    rugged, baffling, toughened, problematic, bad, sturdy, hard, problematical, elusive, ruffianly, knotty

    cuttable, tender, delicate, flakey, crispy, tenderized, chewable, easy, comfortable, comfy, untoughened, protective, good, sentimental, nonviolent, tenderised, crisp, soft, flaky

  11. hard, toughadjective

    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

    crispy, comfortable, protective, easy, good, tenderised, delicate, cuttable, comfy, tender, flaky, tenderized, flakey, sentimental, chewable, crisp, soft, nonviolent, untoughened

  12. baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, toughadjective

    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

    tender, delicate, sentimental, protective, crispy, comfortable, easy, nonviolent, flakey, soft, flaky, comfy, cuttable, untoughened, chewable, good, tenderised, tenderized, crisp

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. toughadjective

    adhesive, tenacious, cohesive, not brittle, not easily broken

  2. toughadjective

    coriaceous, leathery

  3. toughadjective

    strong, firm, hardy

  4. toughadjective

    refractory, stubborn, obdurate

  5. toughadjective

    [Colloquial.] difficult, hard, hard to deal with

  6. toughadjective

    [Colloquial.] severe (as a storm), violent

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. toughadjective

    tenacious, unyielding, cohesive, adhesive, obdurate, refractory, stubborn, difficult, arduous, hard

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  1. Peter Hotez:

    There will be pediatric hospitalizations, and what's going to be the other tough piece in the next weeks, keeping the schools open, because of this high transmissibility -- especially if Peter Hotez start seeing absences of school teachers, bus drivers, cafeteria staff.

  2. Aaron Rodgers:

    Its tough to see a guy go down at practice like that, youre hoping for the best. I got a call from him yesterday late in the afternoon. I was hoping for some good news, didnt get it. Youve got to move on, but right now its still a little raw. Were still sad and hurting for Dave just because its our brother and its our left tackle, our teammate. Its been a tough time for us...

  3. Brett Phillips:

    They did a heck of a job fighting back each inning, it’s something we’re very familiar with ourselves. It’s a tough one to lose but that’s how it’s going to be when we face teams down the stretch.

  4. Ryan Graves:

    A little bit of life and then we give up the next one, i think we just have to do a better job of managing the game. ... Everyone can look within and there’s things that we can all do to make the game a bit easier. We’re making the game kind of tough on ourselves right now.

  5. Dave Franklin:

    It would be tough not to vote for Rand, i was a little skeptical at first. But he’s his own man.

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