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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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