Definitions of tough:
- noun: a cruel and brutal fellow
- noun: someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
- noun: an aggressive and violent young criminal
- adjective: tough to cut or chew
- adjective: physically toughened
Example: "The tough bottoms of his feet"
- adjective: not given to gentleness or sentimentality
Example: "A tough character"
- adjective: violent and lawless
Example: "Tough street gangs"
- adjective: feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
Example: "He was feeling tough after a restless night"
- adjective: substantially made or constructed
Example: "A tough all-weather fabric"
- adjective: very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution
Example: "The competition was tough"
- adjective: unfortunate or hard to bear
Example: "A tough break"
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