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tougher, comparative; toughest, superlative;
  1. (of a substance or object) Strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough or careless handling
    • - tough backpacks for climbers
  2. (of a person or animal) Able to endure hardship or pain; physically robust
    • - even at this ripe old age, he's still as tough as old boots
  3. Able to protect one's own interests or maintain one's own opinions without being intimidated by opposition; confident and determined
    • - she's both sensitive and tough
  4. Demonstrating a strict and uncompromising attitude or approach
    • - police have been getting tough with drivers
    • - tough new laws on tobacco advertising
  5. (of a person) Strong and prone to violence
    • - tough young teenagers
  6. (of an area) Notorious for violence and crime

  7. (of food, esp. meat) Difficult to cut or chew

  8. Involving considerable difficulty or hardship; requiring great determination or effort
    • - the training has been quite tough
    • - he had a tough time getting into a good college
  9. Used to express sympathy with someone in an unpleasant or difficult situation
    • - Poor kid. It's tough on her
  10. Used to express a lack of sympathy with someone
    • - I feel the way I feel, and if you don't like it, tough
  1. A tough person, esp. a gangster or criminal
    • - young toughs sporting their state-of-the-art firearms

  1. not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character"
  2. street fighter: someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
  3. hood: an aggressive and violent young criminal
  4. rugged: very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; "a rugged competitive examination"; "the rugged conditions of frontier life"; "the competition was tough"; "it's a tough life"; "it was a tough job"
  5. bully: a cruel and brutal fellow
  6. physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
  7. sturdy: substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"
  8. ruffianly: violent and lawless; "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs"
  9. bad: feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night"
  10. resistant to cutting or chewing
  11. Tough is a studio recording by John Mayall. Released Sept. 15, 2009 CD and mp3. Band Members: Drums: Jay Davenport, Bass: Greg Rzab, Keyboards Tom Canning on bass and Rocky Athas on lead guitar. Mayall sings and plays harmonica, organ and guitar.
  12. Tough is the third album by rapper Kurtis Blow, released in 1982 on Mercury Records. The album reached #38 on the Black Albums chart and #167 on the Pop Albums charts. The single "Tough" reached #37 on the Black Singles chart.
  13. "Tough" is the second single from country singer Craig Morgan's 2007 album Little Bit of Life. The song is about a hardworking wife and mother who survives breast cancer, serving as an inspiration to her husband, who sings, "There was a time / Back before she was mine / When I thought I was tough."
  14. Tough is a compilation album by British rock artists Wishbone Ash, released in May 2008 by the Talking Elephant label. It features rock numbers by the band and complements the album Tender, featuring a compilation of mellow tunes, that was released at the same time.
  15. The Tough (Al-Fetewa, الفتوة) is a 1957 Egyptian film directed by Salah Abouseif. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.
  16. A person who obtains things by force; a thug or bully; To endure; To toughen; strong and resilient; sturdy; difficult to cut or chew; rugged or physically hardy; Stubborn; harsh or severe; rowdy or rough; difficult or demanding; Undergoing plastic deformation before breaking; Used to ...
  17. Astringent or hard; wiry; tannic.
  18. Big and overpoweringly tannic, and therefore difficult to drink.
  19. A term generally used to describe an ungiving, distinctly dry red wine that is dominated by its tannins.?
  20. Roughly textured, often as a result of too much tannin.
  21. Tasting term used to indicate a wine with a harsh taste, usually as a result of high tannin content.
  22. though, through, and thorough are all formed by adding an additional letter each time, yet none of them rhyme with each other.
  23. Generally, a red wine that shows excessive tannin.
  24. Character actions don’t damage a card.
  25. the opposite of tender, hard to chew