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Synonyms for tough

Synonyms for tough

physically toughened so as to have great endurance

capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship

not easy to do, achieve, or master

marked by vigorous physical exertion

rigorous and unsparing in treating others

indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence

a rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions

a person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire

tough out: to carry on through despite hardships

Synonyms for tough

someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

an aggressive and violent young criminal

not given to gentleness or sentimentality

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very difficult

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physically toughened

substantially made or constructed

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violent and lawless

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feeling physical discomfort or pain ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for 'bad')

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resistant to cutting or chewing

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unfortunate or hard to bear

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making great mental demands

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In the past five years, Tough Mudder has established itself as the industry leader in the world of obstacle course challenges," said Will Dean, Tough Mudder's co-founder and CEO.
Mr Wilson said today that he was considering closing the Tough Guy event after yesterday's tragedy.
But like the drug war itself, tough love programs are ineffective, based on pseudoscience, and rooted in a brutal ideology that produces more harm than most of the problems they are supposedly aimed at addressing.
In 2004, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board adopted a tough new regulation that set strict limits on pollutants flowing downhill.
Terry Phillips' prediction: It's a tough trip, a touch too tough for Cwmbran.
Her observations, like Powell's Step into a World and Madhubuti's Tough Notes, are reminders of the need for a new generation of black leadership that borrows the best from the older generation while being true to the hard experiences of today.
After nearly getting plucked in the Thai devaluation in 1997 and again with the Russian ruble collapse last year, Sadia is a tough international operator.
Whether out on the race track or in your own home, people across America are using Scotch Tough Duct Tape in creative ways to tackle rough repairs," said Greg Biffle.
April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- There's no question about it; being a mom is tough work.
But Sweden are going to a tough place in Kazakhstan and it's certainly going to be tough over there.
TO all the managers who devalued the Premiership by fielding weakened teams in League matches in their futile and vain quest for cup glory - TOUGH.
Victor Tough, 38, also stabbed partially blind ex-Para John and beat him with a walking stick in a frenzied 10-minute attack.
The Kid-Tough[TM] Digital Camera is the first preschool appropriate digital camera that's tough enough and easy enough for a preschooler to use.
As with Tough Mudder, Mudderella and Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder events, Urban Mudder courses will be untimed, encouraging participants to focus on teamwork and fun over competition.