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Tough

Definition

[n] a cruel and brutal fellow
[n] an aggressive and violent young criminal
[n] someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
[adj] feeling physical discomfort or pain; "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; ('tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad' as in"he was feeling tough after a restless night")
[adj] substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"
[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"
[adj] unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
[adj] tough to cut or chew
[adj] physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
[adj] not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character"
[adj] violent and lawless; "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs"

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Antonyms

tender, untoughened