Associations to the word «Tough»

Wiktionary

TOUGH, adjective. Strong and resilient; sturdy.
TOUGH, adjective. (of food) Difficult to cut or chew.
TOUGH, adjective. Rugged or physically hardy.
TOUGH, adjective. Stubborn.
TOUGH, adjective. (of weather etc) Harsh or severe.
TOUGH, adjective. Rowdy or rough.
TOUGH, adjective. (of questions, etc.) Difficult or demanding.
TOUGH, adjective. (material science) Undergoing plastic deformation before breaking.
TOUGH, interjection. (slang) Used to indicate lack of sympathy
TOUGH, noun. A person who obtains things by force; a thug or bully.
TOUGH, verb. To endure.
TOUGH, verb. To toughen.
TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW, noun. Synonym of hard act to follow.
TOUGH ACTS TO FOLLOW, noun. Plural of tough act to follow
TOUGH AS NAILS, adjective. (idiomatic) (simile) Having a hard, strong, and determined mindset / mentality.
TOUGH AS OLD BOOTS, adjective. (simile) Very tough (very strong)
TOUGH CALL, noun. (chiefly US) (idiomatic) A choice or judgment which is difficult to make, especially one involving only two alternatives.
TOUGH CASE, noun. A person who is difficult to work with.
TOUGH COOKIE, noun. (idiomatic) A person who can endure physical or mental hardship; a hardened, strong-willed person.
TOUGH COOKIE, noun. (idiomatic) A hardy, resilient animal or plant.
TOUGH COOKIE, noun. (idiomatic) Something troublesome or difficult to handle.
TOUGH COOKIES, noun. Plural of tough cookie
TOUGH COOKIES, interjection. (idiomatic) Too bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.
TOUGH CROWD, noun. An audience that is difficult to please.
TOUGH CROWDS, noun. Plural of tough crowd
TOUGH LOVE, noun. (idiomatic) The compassionate use of stringent disciplinary measures, to attempt to improve someone's behavior.
TOUGH LUCK, noun. (idiomatic) Bad luck.
TOUGH LUCK, interjection. (idiomatic) Bad luck.
TOUGH NUT TO CRACK, noun. Used other than as an idiom: see tough,‎ nut,‎ crack.
TOUGH NUT TO CRACK, noun. (idiomatic) A problem that is challenging to solve.
TOUGH NUT TO CRACK, noun. (idiomatic) (by extension) A situation, person, group, etc. which is difficult to deal with.
TOUGH NUT TO CRACK, noun. (idiomatic) A place, opportunity, etc. to which it is difficult to gain entry.
TOUGH NUT TO CRACK, noun. An amount that is difficult to finance.
TOUGH NUTS TO CRACK, noun. Plural of tough nut to crack
TOUGH OUT, verb. (transitive) (informal) To endure.
TOUGH ROAD TO HOE, noun. Misconstruction of tough row to hoe
TOUGH ROW TO HOE, noun. Alternative form of long row to hoe
TOUGH SHIT, interjection. (moderately vulgar) Too bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.
TOUGH TITTIES, noun. (idiomatic) Too bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.
TOUGH TITTIES, noun. Plural of tough titty
TOUGH TITTY, noun. (idiomatic) Too bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.
TOUGH TOODLES, noun. (idiomatic) Too bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.
TOUGH TUCHUS, noun. (idiomatic) Too bad (for you); the outcome one desires is not likely to evolve, due to active intervention by the speaker.

Dictionary definition

TOUGH, noun. Someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing.
TOUGH, noun. An aggressive and violent young criminal.
TOUGH, noun. A cruel and brutal fellow.
TOUGH, adjective. Not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character".
TOUGH, adjective. Very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; "a rugged competitive examination"; "the rugged conditions of frontier life"; "the competition was tough"; "it's a tough life"; "it was a tough job".
TOUGH, adjective. Physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet".
TOUGH, adjective. Substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal".
TOUGH, adjective. Violent and lawless; "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs".
TOUGH, adjective. Feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad'); "my throat feels bad"; "she felt bad all over"; "he was feeling tough after a restless night".
TOUGH, adjective. Resistant to cutting or chewing.
TOUGH, adjective. Unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break".
TOUGH, adjective. Making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe; "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home".

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.
Pythagoras