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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

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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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The head of the central bank of Bangladesh has said that the bank is making its CSR guidelines tougher.
As you go on in life things get tougher and tougher and you have to be a man to stand up and handle the situation the best you can.
Today, Mrs Palmer, of Evelyn Street, Barry, said Government advertising campaigns were effective but that tougher penalties for young drink-drivers would be an even stronger deterrent.
There is massive public support for tougher and more transparent sentencing; for tougher treatment of offenders; for tougher response to anti-social behaviour.
Not only does he have 24 knockouts in 27 fights, he is 6-foot-3, which makes him an even tougher nut to crack.
If Tony Blair had been tougher with France in the first place this issue could have been over by now.
The result is a new composite material that is tougher than many polymers and other composite materials now available.
We are excited to see these tougher standards and other program enhancements made by Return Path, which we believe will help make our filtering even more accurate and the inbox experience for our customers more pristine.
Germany-based Deutsche Bank (NYSE: DB) has said that the ECB could take a tougher supervisory role compared to national regulators.
But, playing in the final group and facing more wind, Harrington said Sherwood played tougher on Friday, despite the fact more players broke par in the second round (12, to seven in the opening round).
Angry readers say they want to see tougher glass in phone boxes and bus shelters and tougher action against the yobs who smash them up.
The lack of a firm funding provision is a major flaw in the compromise, according to the environmental groups that have banded together to lobby for a tougher law.
While 2005 was clearly a banner year for the independents, the game is getting tougher," he says.
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This attack has led to calls for tougher controls on dangerous dogs.