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tough

synonym (synonym of tough)

  • (noun.person)
    someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    an aggressive and violent young criminal (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a cruel and brutal fellow (noun.person)
     
  • (adj.all)
    very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    physically toughened (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    substantially made or constructed (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    violent and lawless (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad') (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    unfortunate or hard to bear (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe (adj.all)
     

antonym (antonym of tough)

also (also)

  • not given to gentleness or sentimentality (adj.all)
    dispassionate (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    deficient in human sensibility; not mentally or morally sensitive (adj.all)
     
  • physically toughened (adj.all)
    sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having experience; having knowledge or skill from observation or participation (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having strength or power greater than average or expected (adj.all)
     
  • resistant to cutting or chewing (adj.all)
    not suitable for food (adj.all)
     

similar (similar with tough)

  • feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad') (adj.all)
    providing or experiencing physical discomfort (adj.all)
     
  • making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe (adj.all)
    not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure (adj.all)
     
  • not given to gentleness or sentimentality (adj.all)
    tough and callous by virtue of experience (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    facing facts or difficulties realistically and with determination (adj.all)
     
  • physically toughened (adj.all)
    having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    made tough by habitual exposure (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    tanned and coarsened from being outdoors (adj.all)
     
  • resistant to cutting or chewing (adj.all)
    difficult to chew (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    requiring much chewing (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    resembling or made to resemble leather; tough but pliable (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    (of meat) full of sinews; especially impossible to chew (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having or resembling fibers especially fibers used in making cordage such as those of jute (adj.all)
     
  • (adj.all)
    having a relatively tough outer covering (adj.all)
     
  • substantially made or constructed (adj.all)
    sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring (adj.all)
     
  • unfortunate or hard to bear (adj.all)
    having undesirable or negative qualities (adj.all)
     
  • violent and lawless (adj.all)
    acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity (adj.all)
     

hypernym (tough IS A KIND OF .... relation)

hyponym (.... IS A KIND OF tough relation)

  • a cruel and brutal fellow (noun.person)
    a swaggering tough; usually one acting as an agent of a political faction (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    a young person who belongs to a British or American group that shave their heads and gather at rock concerts or engage in white supremacist demonstrat more.. (noun.person)
     
  • (noun.person)
    someone who bullies weaker people (noun.person)
     
  • an aggressive and violent young criminal (noun.person)
    a hired thug (noun.person)
     

derivation (.... is derived from tough)

domain usage (tough is used in .... domain)

  • feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad') (adj.all)
    a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech (noun.communication)
     
synonym antonym also similar hypernym hyponym derivation street fighter goon bully hooligan rugged toughened tender untoughened inedible uneatable rugged experienced strong hard uncomfortable rugged difficult hard bad cartilaginous aggressor assailant assaulter criminal crook felon bullyboy muscle skinhead plug-ugly bully browbeat bully ruffianly strong-arm badness sturdiness

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