Definition Of tough

noun

(of a person) strong and prone to violence.

tough young teenagers

(of a substance or object) strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough or careless handling.

tough backpacks for climbers

a rough and violent person, especially a gangster or criminal.

young toughs sporting their state-of-the-art firearms

a tough person, especially a gangster or criminal.

young toughs sporting their state-of-the-art firearms

able to endure hardship or pain.

even at this ripe old age, he's still as tough as old boots


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Example Of tough

  • tough backpacks for climbers

  • tough new laws on tobacco advertising

  • tough young teenagers

  • A tough demeanor was required, but it wasn't innate as his reputation might lead us to think.

  • a tough part of the town


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