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tough

Synonyms of tough in English:

adjective

  • 1 tough leather gloves
    durable, strong, resilient, sturdy, rugged, solid, stout, long-lasting, heavy-duty, industrial-strength, well built, made to last
    [Antonyms] soft, flimsy, fragile
  • 2 the steak was tough
    [Antonyms] tender
  • 3 she'll survive—she's tough
    robust, resilient, strong, hardy, rugged, flinty, fit;
    stalwart, tough as nails
    [Antonyms] weak
  • 4 another tough report from the auditor
    strict, stern, severe, stringent, rigorous, hard, firm, hard-hitting, uncompromising;
    unsentimental, unsympathetic
    [Antonyms] soft, light, lenient
  • 6 these are tough questions
    difficult, hard, baffling, knotty, thorny, tricky
    [Antonyms] easy
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  • 1 a gang of toughs
    ruffian, thug, goon, hoodlum, hooligan
    informal roughneck, hood, heavy, bruiser, hardman, yahoo
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