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Tough Adjective Synonyms
bruiser, hooligan, bully (boy), rowdy, thug, ruffian, roughneck, bruiser, tough guy, gorilla
A couple of toughs who had been threatening the cashier disappeared when they saw our uniforms.

difficult, demanding, exacting, hard, troublesome, laborious, taxing, strenuous
We deal with tough complaints every day. It's a tough job.

baffling, thorny, puzzling, perplexing, mystifying, knotty, irksome, difficult
The examiners asked us some very tough questions.

strong, stalwart, brawny, burly, muscular, powerful, virile, manly, sturdy, doughty, intrepid, stout, rough, vigorous, strapping, athletic
Two tough-looking characters moved towards us, so we left.

hard, firm, durable, long-lasting, wear-resistant, substantial, strong, stout, rugged, sturdy, sound, well-built
Only one kind of material is tough enough to endure such conditions for so long.

stubborn, hardened, inured, obstinate, obdurate, hard, harsh, severe, stern, inflexible, refractory, intractable, adamant, unyielding, ungiving, rigid, unbending, unsentimental, unfeeling, unsympathetic, callous, hard-boiled, uncaring, cold, cool, icy, st
He's a tough man to work for, but he's fair.

Too bad!, Tough luck!, Hard luck!, Hard cheese!, Tough titty!, Tough!
When I told him that my money had been stolen, he said 'Tough!'.

Tough Noun Synonyms
stiff, hard, leathery, inflexible, chewy, fibrous, cartilaginous, sinewy, ropy, wiry, stringy
That steak was as tough as shoe-leather.

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