What does Tough mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Tough.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. street fighter, tough(noun)

    someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

  2. hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer(noun)

    an aggressive and violent young criminal

  3. bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo(adj)

    a cruel and brutal fellow

  4. tough(adj)

    not given to gentleness or sentimentality

    "a tough character"

  5. rugged, tough(adj)

    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"

  6. tough, toughened(adj)

    physically toughened

    "the tough bottoms of his feet"

  7. sturdy, tough(adj)

    substantially made or constructed

    "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"

  8. ruffianly, tough(adj)

    violent and lawless

    "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs"

  9. bad, tough(adj)

    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. tough(adj)

    resistant to cutting or chewing

  11. hard, tough(adj)

    unfortunate or hard to bear

    "had hard luck"; "a tough break"

  12. baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough(adj)

    making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

    "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"

Wiktionary

  1. tough(Noun)

    A person who obtains things by force; a thug or bully.

    They were doing fine until they encountered a bunch of toughs from the opposition.

  2. tough(Verb)

    To endure.

  3. tough(Verb)

    To toughen.

  4. tough(Adjective)

    strong and resilient; sturdy

    The tent, made of tough canvas, held up to many abuses.

  5. tough(Adjective)

    difficult to cut or chew

    To soften a tough cut of meat, the recipe suggested simmering it for hours.

  6. tough(Adjective)

    rugged or physically hardy

    Only a tough species will survive in the desert.

  7. tough(Adjective)

    Stubborn.

    He had a reputation as a tough negotiator.

  8. tough(Adjective)

    harsh or severe

  9. tough(Adjective)

    rowdy or rough.

    A bunch of the tough boys from the wrong side of the tracks threatened him.

  10. tough(Adjective)

    difficult or demanding

    This is a tough crowd.

  11. tough(Adjective)

    Undergoing plastic deformation before breaking.

  12. Origin: From toh, from tanhuz.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Tough

    having the quality of flexibility without brittleness; yielding to force without breaking; capable of resisting great strain; as, the ligaments of animals are remarkably tough

  2. Tough

    not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; as, tough sinews

  3. Tough

    not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm

  4. Tough

    stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow

  5. Tough

    severe; violent; as, a tough storm

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Tough

    tuf, adj. not easily broken: firm: stiff, viscous, sticky: stubborn, hard to manage, trying: violent: tenacious: able to endure hardship.—n. a rough, a bully.—v.t. or v.i. Tough′en, to make or become tough.—adj. Tough′ish, rather tough.—adv. Tough′ly.—n. Tough′ness. [A.S. tóh; cog. with Ger. zähe.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tough' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3162

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tough' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2971

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Tough' in Adjectives Frequency: #328

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tough in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Tough in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Joseph P Kennedy:

    When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

  2. Jeff Bock:

    It's a tough, tough racket to play consistently.

  3. Jamal Daoud:

    It is a very tough time, and we expect it to become more tough.

  4. Emeasoba George:

    It's tough time that actually reveals your/one's true colour i.e. whether you/one are/is tough or not, rugged or not, persistent or not.

  5. Sheriff Chris Nocco:

    This is tough on us as law enforcement, this is tough on a community. And for the friends of these two boys, this is going to be tough tomorrow for them at school.

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