Definitions 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. Not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; as, tough sinews. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. Severe; violent; as, a tough storm. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. a cruel and brutal fellow Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. Colloquially, a rough fellow; a rowdy. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  9. Toughness. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. Toughly. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  11. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. tough to cut or chew Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. 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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  15. not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  16. Not easily broken: firm: stiff: sticky: tenacious: able to endure hardship. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  17. Not easily broken; tenacious; strong; able to endure hardship. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  18. Vicious; vulgar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  19. Admitting of tugging and pulling without fracture or injury; not easily broken or separated; able to endure hardships; tenacious; difficult, as a tough piece of business. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for tough

  1. " It was pretty tough agreed McPhearson. – Christopher and the Clockmakers by Sara Ware Bassett
  2. Thin stringy cattle that gave up meat as tough as leather. – Deadly City by Paul W. Fairman