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Definition of tough:

  1. 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.
  2. Not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; as, tough sinews.
  3. Not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm.
  4. Severe; violent; as, a tough storm.
  5. Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow.

Synonyms:

fibrous, punk rocker, touchwood, big, lout, debatable, hardy, involved, clod, tempered, toughie, hard-bitten, rigid, forged, cowling, leatherlike, punk, leathery, uncollectible, easy, risky, cap, surd, strict, gnarled, bad, enured, kindling, savage, rubbery, stumper, cowl, exhaust hood, bonnet, hoodlum, roughneck, inflexible, riotous, lump, elusive, uncooked, gruelling, fierce, grueling, stringy, unfit, lummox, voiceless, spunk, ruffian, raw, tinder, unchewable, knockout, rapacious, sturdy, intemperate, problematical, uncontrollable, tough-minded, lubber, taxing, weather-beaten, capable, weighty, gawk, terrible, sound, chewy, poser, purpose, endure, inedible, indigestible, rugged, knotted, gristly, action, stumblebum, hempen, gnarly, unfortunate, uproarious, friendly, knobbed, effortful, rough-and-tumble, operose, subtle, unsound, broken, hardened, punishing, heavy, tall, thickened, yobbo, hard-handed, sorry, problematic, pugnacious, backbreaking, violent, lens hood, furrowed, ferocious, spoiled, speculative, tangled, convoluted, sinewy, ruffianly, genial, rowdy, thug, difficult, unsentimental, old, snarly, knockabout, rigorous, desperate, street fighter, soft, inured, tortuous, sticker, untimely, defective, coriaceous, regretful, leathered, healthy, hard, exacting, snarled, toughened, spoilt, strong-armer, goon, treated, unvoiced, baffling, continue, cartilaginous, tender, exigent, uncomfortable, yobo, stalwart, unfavorable, concentrated, punk rock, high-risk, sweat out, hard-boiled, hooligan, calloused, hood, oaf, yob, bully.

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