Definitions for Toughtʌf

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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"

WiktionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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 DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  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

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


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