tough

What are the hyponyms for tough?

Hyponyms for tough

muscle bully skinhead bullyboy tough guy muscleman plug-ugly

Definitions for 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"
  • adjective - substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"
  • 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"
  • 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"
  • adjective - unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
  • adjective - resistant to cutting or chewing
  • adjective - physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
  • adjective - not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character"
  • adjective - violent and lawless; "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs"
  • noun - a cruel and brutal fellow
  • noun - an aggressive and violent young criminal
  • noun - someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
  • Pronounciation of tough

    British Female Listen
    British Male Listen
    American Female Listen
    American Male Listen

    Synonyms for tough

    baffling problematical ruffianly elusive rugged bad knotty hard sturdy problematic toughened roughneck yobbo punk street fighter bully rowdy hood thug hooligan yob hoodlum toughie ruffian yobo goon strong-armer

    Antonyms for tough

    tender

    Holonyms for tough

    No holonyms found for tough.

    Hypernyms for tough

    assailant crook battler assaulter outlaw belligerent attacker criminal malefactor fighter aggressor felon combatant scrapper

    Meronyms for tough

    No meronyms found for tough.

    Sounds like tough

    3TC t'ai chi Ta'ziyeh Tacca Taccaceae tach tack tacky taco taco sauce Tadjik Tadzhik Taegu tag Tagus taichi tai chi Tajik Tajiki taka takahe Takakkaw take take-away takeaway take away take a joke take issue taoiseach Taos