Adjective Definition


1.Definition: feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')

"He was feeling tough after a restless night"

Related Adjective(s):bad

2.Definition: making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

Related Adjective(s):baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical

3.Definition: not given to gentleness or sentimentality

"A tough character"

4.Definition: physically toughened

"The tough bottoms of his feet"

Related Adjective(s):toughened

5.Definition: resistant to cutting or chewing

6.Definition: substantially made or constructed

"A tough all-weather fabric", "Some plastics are as tough as metal"

Related Adjective(s):sturdy

7.Definition: unfortunate or hard to bear

"A tough break"

Related Adjective(s):hard

8.Definition: very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution

"The competition was tough", "It's a tough life", "It was a tough job"

Related Adjective(s):rugged

9.Definition: violent and lawless

"Tough street gangs"

Related Adjective(s):ruffianly

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