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Another word for tough

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Adjective
  1. Physically toughened so as to have great endurance

  2. Capable of exerting considerable effort or of withstanding considerable stress or hardship

      1. Having or showing rugged physical strength or robust health:
      2. Substantially made or built; able to withstand stress or rough use:
      3. Marked by resoluteness or determination; firm:
      1. Physically powerful; capable of exerting great physical force.
      2. Marked by great physical power:
      3. In good or sound health; robust:
      1. Bulky in figure; thickset or corpulent.
      2. Strong in body; sturdy:
      3. Thick or strong in structure or substance; solid or substantial:
      1. Loyal and resolute:
      2. Strong and imposing:
      3. One who steadfastly supports an organization or cause:
      1. Able to withstand difficult or adverse conditions; robust:
      2. Courageous; intrepid.
      3. Brazenly daring; audacious.
    See also:

    strong

  3. Requiring great or extreme bodily, mental, or spiritual strength

    See also:

    heavy

  4. Not easy to do, achieve, or master

      1. Located on high or higher ground:
      2. Going up a hill or slope:
      3. Marked by difficulty or strong resistance; laborious:
      1. Having greater than ordinary height:
      2. Having considerable height, especially in relation to width; lofty:
      3. Having a specified height:
      1. Careful in thought, full of concern, or restrained and dignified in manner; somber or grave:
      2. Requiring or carried out with careful thought or concern:
      3. Intended for sophisticated people.
      1. Marked by or requiring long, hard work:
      2. Hard-working; industrious.
      1. Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated; firm or solid:
      2. Well protected from an attack, as by aerial bombardment:
      3. Requiring great effort or endurance:
      1. Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
      2. Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
      3. Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
      1. Demanding great effort or labor; difficult:
      2. Testing severely the powers of endurance; strenuous:
      3. Hard to traverse, climb, or surmount.
    See also:

    easy

  5. Marked by vigorous physical exertion

    See also:

    action

  6. Rigorous and unsparing in treating others

      1. Not giving way to pressure; hard or inflexible:
      2. Incapable of being changed; unalterable:
      3. Not willing to change or be persuaded; resolute:
      1. Rigorous in the imposition of discipline:
      2. Conforming completely to established rule, principle, or condition:
      3. Requiring close observance or demanding in expectations:
      1. Hard, harsh, or severe in manner or character:
      2. Showing or expressing displeasure or disapproval; forbidding or harsh:
      3. Firm or unyielding; uncompromising:
      1. Unsparing, harsh, or strict, as in treatment of others:
      2. Marked by or requiring strict adherence to rigorous standards or high principles:
      3. Stern or forbidding, as in manner or appearance:
      1. Not flexible or pliant; stiff:
      2. Not moving or flexing:
      3. Not changing or adjusting to different conditions or problems:
      1. Disagreeable to the sense of hearing:
      2. Disagreeable to the sense of sight:
      3. Unpleasantly coarse and rough to the touch:
      1. Resistant to pressure; not readily penetrated; firm or solid:
      2. Well protected from an attack, as by aerial bombardment:
      3. Requiring great effort or endurance:
      1. Making severe demands; rigorous:
      2. Requiring great care, effort, or attention:
      1. Requiring much effort or attention:
      2. Requiring others to work hard or meet high expectations:
    See also:

    easy

  7. Indicating or possessing determination, resolution, or persistence

    See also:

    purpose

Noun
  1. A rough, violent person who engages in destructive actions

  2. A person who treats others violently and roughly, especially for hire

Idioms:

    tough out

  1. To carry on through despite hardships

Another word for tough

Modifier
  1. Strong

      1. Having or showing great power, skill, strength, or force:
      2. Imposing or awesome in size, degree, or extent:
      3. To a great degree; extremely. Used as an intensive:
      1. Of or relating to wire.
      2. Resembling wire in form or quality, especially in stiffness:
      3. Sinewy and lean:
      1. Full of health and strength; vigorous.
      2. Powerfully built; sturdy:
      3. Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy:
    See also:

    strong

  2. Cohesive

  3. Difficult to chew

  4. Difficult

  5. Hardy

      1. Having capacity or ability; efficient and able:
      2. Having the ability required for a specific task or accomplishment; qualified:
      3. Having the inclination or disposition:
      1. Vibrations transmitted through an elastic solid or a liquid or gas, with frequencies in the approximate range of 20 to 20,000 hertz, capable of being detected by human organs of hearing.
      2. Transmitted vibrations of any frequency.
      3. The sensation stimulated in the organs of hearing by such vibrations in the air or other medium.
      1. Full of health and strength; vigorous.
      2. Powerfully built; sturdy:
      3. Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy:
    See also:

    healthy

  6. *Rough and cruel

  7. *Unfavorable

    See also:

    unfavorable

  8. *Excellent

      1. An amount paid or required, often as an installment payment, for an insurance policy.
      2. An amount paid to obtain a loan.
      3. An interest payment, usually on a regular basis, on a loan.
      1. The first, highest, or best group in a system of classification:
      2. The most luxurious and most expensive class of accommodations on a commercial airplane, train, passenger ship, or other conveyance.
      1. Of superior quality, skill, or appearance:
      2. Excellent in character or ability:
      3. Very small in size, weight, or thickness:
    See also:

    excellent

Idioms: