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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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THIS year's Dove Men Series look set to be another toughly fought competition for global rugby supremacy.
Sugar and Power in the Caribbean: The South Porto Rico Sugar Company in Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, 1900-1921 is a toughly researched book that details the history of this New Jersey company dedicated to the growing, manufacturing, and exporting of raw sugar in Puerto Rico in the 1900s, and in the Dominican Republic in the 1910s.
In fact both sides wanted it just as bad as the other which made for a hard, toughly fought game.
Obama issued a toughly worded statement on a day when Syrian security forces shot to death almost 90 protesters in the bloodiest day in a month of escalating demonstrations against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
a regular quarterly review of the Iran nuclear program to the agency's board - gave the reactor unloading only brief mention and devoted its bulk to an unusually toughly worded indictment of Iranian refusals to answer questions about what the inspectors called "possible military dimensions" of its nuclear program.
The blast took place shortly after polls closed in a toughly fought by-election, the first electoral test since the end of the anti-government protests.
Ralph Hosoki, of the Solidarity Network with Migrants Japan, one of the NGOs, does not expect these responses to be strong and hopes the committee's report will be toughly worded.
Rafael Vinoly was chair and steered a toughly argued but good-humoured debate.
In pieces from the early '70s as well as those made this year, viewers encountered Iannone's brand of toughly decorative, ornately direct, literal-allegorical work, which is at once evocative of Aubrey Beardsley and Persian miniatures.
If he votes toughly, he irritates those feeding him the golden nuggets; if he votes weakly, he appears to be in their pocket.
The question was clearly toughly negotiated with the Council since Jean-Louis Borloo confirmed that there would be a new three-way discussion after the European Council, on 13 December.
The Norma hollowpoint was too toughly jacketed to open reliably, and the 200-grain, 1,200 fps jacketed truncated cone configuration was powerful enough to crack the steel of the early Dornaus & Dixon Bren Tens, and was horrendously over-penetrative.
When FedEx found that despite its successful campaign to improve delivery times and reliability competitors were constantly nipping at its heels by mimicking its innovations, the company's management decided that in its toughly competitive world it should not just be in the delivery business.
It was always going to be a toughly fought contest, with pounds 80 million-worth of projects vying for pounds 20 million of resources," he said.
The most unsupported claims in a press release is a toughly contested category for any type of press release--but technology releases sometimes take this to a high art form.