Part of speech:
Resembling wire in form or quality, especially in stiffness:
Substantially made or built; able to withstand stress or rough use:
Tending to adhere; sticky.
Having the texture or appearance of leather:
Not willing to change or be persuaded; resolute:
Living on captured prey; predatory
Engaging in rioting or inciting to riot
Made long ago; in existence for many years:
Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy:
Of good quality:
Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue:
Lacking in shade; undiminished:
Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
Of or relating to a system of units of measurement in which a small number of basic units are defined from which all others in the system are derived by multiplication or division only.
Not separable; that cannot be separated or parted
Closely reasoned or concise:
Able to withstand an attempt to break. Used of a horse.
Difficult to understand because of complexity or obscurity:
Not cooked; raw.
Difficult to chew
Vigorous; powerful; robust
That cannot be digested
Unfit to be eaten; not edible.
Having, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
Difficult to chew
Characterized by or causing trouble or anxiety.
Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome.
Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate:
Compatible with an accepted point of view; orthodox:
Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment; qualified:
Intensely eager; intense; ardent
Suffering or driven by great need or distress:
Extremely aggressive or violent:
*Rough and cruel
Loud and boisterous, as laughter
Extreme; intense; severe
Impossible to control or govern:
Full of or exhibiting faults or errors:
Occurring too soon; premature:
Very sharp; keen:
Constituting or belonging to the first, highest, or best group in a system of classification:
Rated as superior in quality and sold at a higher price
Not giving in or relenting; unyielding
Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
Requiring or exhibiting courage or daring:
Quarrelsome, aggressive, belligerent, etc.
Indomitable; tough; stubborn
Able to withstand fatigue, privation, etc.; robust; vigorous
Not feeling pain; not liable to suffering; insensible
Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted
Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat:
Offering resistance; resisting
Like or characteristic of the Spartans, who were famous for being warlike, brave, stoical, severe, frugal, and highly disciplined
Holding together firmly; cohesive:
Making or implying threats:
A poet, especially a lyric poet.
(Archaic) A fine person.
A person who is awkward, grotesque, stupid, etc.
Boldness, daring, fortitude, vigor, etc.
A tough-looking young ruffian
Any rowdy or violent person
A punk rocker.
The surface or part of something that is uneven or coarse:
A person whose behavior is rough, quarrelsome, and disorderly; hoodlum
A thug or gangster.
A rear part or section.
An awkward or rough person
The quality or state of being tenacious
A rough, brutal hoodlum, gangster, robber, etc.
An upward slope or incline.
Having relatively high resistance to flow (high viscosity ).
Tough, cynical, jaded, etc.
Strong in construction; firm; substantial
Requiring great physical exertion
Causing hardship or distress.
Demanding great care, patience, effort, etc.; arduous
Having or making urgent demands; demanding:
Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
Hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
Rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact
Causing strain, hardship, or distress.
Being of such import as to cause anxiety:
(Informal) High-flown; pompously eloquent
Remaining steady in affections or loyalties; faithful
Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform:
Showing neither fear nor indecision; resolute.
The amount that such a cup can hold.
(Informal) A rough, crude person, esp. one who is quarrelsome and disorderly; rowdy
A difficult problem or situation
The cowl of a chimney
Either of two large apes (Gorilla gorilla or G. beringei) native to the forests of equatorial Africa, having a stocky body and coarse dark brown or black hair.
Hard to grasp or retain mentally; baffling
Covered with knots or knobs; gnarled.
Not settled; yet to be determined; uncertain
(Brit., Slang) A hoodlum or lout
a cruel and brutal fellow
an aggressive and violent young criminal
Someone who takes part in street fighting
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