Synonyms of tough in English:
4 he conceded the need for tough sentencing the police will be told to get tough on car theft
strict, stern, severe, hard, harsh, firm, hard-hitting, adamant, inflexible, unyielding, unbending, uncompromising, unsentimental, unsympathetic;
informal hard-nosed, hard-boiled
North American informal badass
[Antonyms] soft, light
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