English dictionary definition of:

tough


Noun

  • a cruel and brutal fellow
  • an aggressive and violent young criminal
  • someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

Adjective

  • feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')
  • substantially made or constructed
  • making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
  • very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution
  • unfortunate or hard to bear
  • resistant to cutting or chewing
  • physically toughened
  • not given to gentleness or sentimentality
  • violent and lawless

Thesaurus

bad baffling bully elusive goon hard hood hoodlum hooligan knotty problematic problematical punk roughneck rowdy ruffian ruffianly rugged strong-armer sturdy thug toughened toughie yob yobbo yobo

Spellzone course content

View spelling list ough words Set 1 and learn about the word tough in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 17. ough and augh words.

View spelling list Short /u/ spelled ou and learn about the word tough in the Spellzone English spelling course, Unit 6. Short vowels e.g. e or ea? o or u? .

Scrabble score for tough


Scrabble score = 9

generated at 17:51:51 on 18-11-19

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