Tough synonyms

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Resembling wire in form or quality, especially in stiffness:
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Substantially made or built; able to withstand stress or rough use:
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Tending to adhere; sticky.
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Having the texture or appearance of leather:
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Not willing to change or be persuaded; resolute:
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Living on captured prey; predatory
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Engaging in rioting or inciting to riot
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Made long ago; in existence for many years:
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Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy:
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Very strong; possessing might.
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Of good quality:
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Marked by or indicating the tone and resiliency of healthy tissue:
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Lacking in shade; undiminished:
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Confirmed or inveterate, esp. in wrong or immoral behavior; habitual
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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.
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Not separable; that cannot be separated or parted
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Cohesive
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Closely reasoned or concise:
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Cohesive
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Able to withstand an attempt to break. Used of a horse.
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Cohesive
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Difficult to understand because of complexity or obscurity:
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Cohesive
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Not cooked; raw.
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Difficult to chew
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Resembling gristle.
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Vigorous; powerful; robust
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That cannot be digested
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Unfit to be eaten; not edible.
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Having, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
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Difficult to chew
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Difficult
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Characterized by or causing trouble or anxiety.
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Troublesome or oppressive; burdensome.
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Having many complexly arranged elements; elaborate:
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Compatible with an accepted point of view; orthodox:
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Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment; qualified:
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Cruel; pitiless
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Intensely eager; intense; ardent
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Suffering or driven by great need or distress:
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Extremely aggressive or violent:
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*Rough and cruel
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Loud and boisterous, as laughter
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Extreme; intense; severe
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Impossible to control or govern:
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Full of or exhibiting faults or errors:
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Occurring too soon; premature:
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Very sharp; keen:
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Constituting or belonging to the first, highest, or best group in a system of classification:
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Rated as superior in quality and sold at a higher price
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Not giving in or relenting; unyielding
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Unyielding; firm
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(Programming) Of code optimization techniques: exploiting every opportunity to be applied.
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Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
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Requiring or exhibiting courage or daring:
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Having cohesion.
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Resembling a crustacean.
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Lasting; stable:
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Long-suffering; patient.
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Quarrelsome, aggressive, belligerent, etc.
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With assertive force; powerful.
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Indomitable; tough; stubborn
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Able to withstand fatigue, privation, etc.; robust; vigorous
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Not feeling pain; not liable to suffering; insensible
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Not easily moved to pity or sympathy; hardhearted
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Difficult to melt or work; resistant to heat:
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Offering resistance; resisting
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Like or characteristic of the Spartans, who were famous for being warlike, brave, stoical, severe, frugal, and highly disciplined
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Refusing to move or to change one's opinion; obstinate; firmly resisting.
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Holding together firmly; cohesive:
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Making or implying threats:
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A poet, especially a lyric poet.
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(Archaic) A fine person.
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A person who is awkward, grotesque, stupid, etc.
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Boldness, daring, fortitude, vigor, etc.
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A tough-looking young ruffian
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Any rowdy or violent person
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A punk rocker.
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The surface or part of something that is uneven or coarse:
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A person whose behavior is rough, quarrelsome, and disorderly; hoodlum
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A thug or gangster.
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A rear part or section.
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An awkward or rough person
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The quality or state of being tenacious
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A rough, brutal hoodlum, gangster, robber, etc.
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(Uncountable) The state of being tough
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An upward slope or incline.
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Having relatively high resistance to flow (high viscosity ).
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Tough, cynical, jaded, etc.
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Oppressive; tyrannical.
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Brave; valiant
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Strong in construction; firm; substantial
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Requiring great physical exertion
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Causing hardship or distress.
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Requiring or showing effort.
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Demanding great care, patience, effort, etc.; arduous
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Having or making urgent demands; demanding:
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Inspiring awe, admiration, or wonder:
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Hard to lift or move because of great weight; weighty
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Rigidly precise; thoroughly accurate or exact
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Causing strain, hardship, or distress.
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Adapted to turn the balance in the mind, or to convince; important; forcible; serious; momentous.
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Being of such import as to cause anxiety:
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(Informal) High-flown; pompously eloquent
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Boisterous; rowdy.
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Alternative spelling of rough-and-tumble.
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Remaining steady in affections or loyalties; faithful
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Firmly loyal or constant; unswerving.
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Free or almost free from change, variation, or fluctuation; uniform:
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Rigid; stiff
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Showing neither fear nor indecision; resolute.
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Never doubted; always steady and on course
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The amount that such a cup can hold.
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(Informal) A rough, crude person, esp. one who is quarrelsome and disorderly; rowdy
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A difficult problem or situation
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The cowl of a chimney
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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.
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Hard to grasp or retain mentally; baffling
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Covered with knots or knobs; gnarled.
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Not settled; yet to be determined; uncertain
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physically toughened
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(Brit., Slang) A hoodlum or lout
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a cruel and brutal fellow
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A yob.
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an aggressive and violent young criminal
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Someone who takes part in street fighting
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