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KK Pronunciation

〔 tʌf 〕


〔 tʌf 〕

Overview of noun tough

The noun tough has 3 senses

Overview of adj tough

The adj tough has 9 senses

  • tough -- (not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character")

  • rugged, tough -- (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, toughened -- (physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet")

  • sturdy, tough -- (substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal")

  • ruffianly, tough -- (violent and lawless; "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs")

  • bad, tough -- (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 -- (resistant to cutting or chewing)

  • hard, tough -- (unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break")

  • baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough -- (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")