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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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According to Reuters, the Swiss government said on Wednesday that it would lay down tougher capital requirements for the two banks by the end of the year.
It found that more than three quarters (77%) agree that encouraging tougher discipline for misbehaving students would help all children to achieve their goals.
We are happy to see so many Members of Parliament following the example of prominent British actors and supporting tougher sanctions against the regime.
Knife crime is a threat to our society that should warrant tougher sentencing by the Courts, I would also call for the introduction of tough custodial sentences to stop people actually carrying a knife onto our streets.
And the public administration committee also called for all lobbying activity to be registered and monitored by a tougher watchdog - claiming the industry's self-regulation had entirely failed.
They ban 31 types of unfair practices, including bogus closing-down sales, and there are tougher rules for prize draws and doorstep selling.
Sue Latif, 48, Kenton, Newcastle: They need to be tougher on repeat offenders.
In 2006, Raxil got even tougher with the addition of a new active ingredient, Thiram.
The memorandum of understanding outlines how the NHS and police will work together to drive down assaults and ensure tougher punishment for offenders.
LANCASTER -- The father of Jessica Lunsford, the 9-year-old whose rape and slaying last year spurred calls for tougher sex-offender laws, came to Lancaster on Monday to help promote a state ballot initiative named for his daughter.
The soft drinks firm's chairman Michael Shaw explained: "Trading conditions are getting tougher and tougher.
A SURPRISE party marked the last day of work for nursing auxiliary Morna Tougher, who marked her 60th birthday yesterday.
For the past four years Lancaster has been a staunch supporter of tougher safety standards for New York's construction industry.