Definition of Tough


  • a cruel and brutal fellow
    - yobo
  • an aggressive and violent young criminal
    - strong armer
  • someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
    - street fighter


  • 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"
  • unfortunate or hard to bear
    "had hard luck"
    "a tough break"
  • resistant to cutting or chewing
  • 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"
  • violent and lawless
    "the more ruffianly element"
    "tough street gangs"
  • substantially made or constructed
    "sturdy steel shelves"
    "sturdy canvas"
    "a tough all-weather fabric"
    "some plastics are as tough as metal"
  • physically toughened
    "the tough bottoms of his feet"
  • 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"
  • not given to gentleness or sentimentality
    "a tough character"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble tough

27 unscramble word found using the letters tough.

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