Another word for tough


street fighter, tough - someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

goon, hood, hoodlum, punk, strong-armer, thug, tough, toughie - an aggressive and violent young criminal

bully, hooligan, roughneck, rowdy, ruffian, tough, yob, yobbo, yobo - a cruel and brutal fellow


tough - resistant to cutting or chewing

tough, toughened - physically toughened

Example:- the tough bottoms of his feet

tough - not given to gentleness or sentimentality

Example:- a tough character

ruffianly, tough - violent and lawless

Example:- the more ruffianly element

rugged, tough - very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution

Example:- a rugged competitive examination

hard, tough - unfortunate or hard to bear

Example:- had hard luck

sturdy, tough - substantially made or constructed

Example:- sturdy steel shelves

baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough - making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe

Example:- a baffling problem

bad, tough - feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad')

Example:- my throat feels bad

Tweets containing the word tough

Source : WordNet