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See definition of tough on Dictionary.com
  • adj.sturdy, strong
  • adj.obstinate, rough
  • adj.difficult, laborious
  • nounperson who is rowdy, mean

synonyms for tough

  • hard
  • healthy
  • resilient
  • solid
  • stiff
  • tenacious
  • tight
  • vigorous
  • firm
  • fit
  • hardy
  • stalwart
  • stout
  • brawny
  • cohesive
  • conditioned
  • dense
  • durable
  • fibrous
  • flinty
  • hard as nails
  • hard-bitten
  • hardened
  • indigestible
  • inflexible
  • leathery
  • lusty
  • mighty
  • molded
  • resistant
  • rigid
  • robust
  • rugged
  • seasoned
  • sinewy
  • steeled
  • strapping
  • tough as nails
  • unbreakable
  • unyielding
  • withstanding
See also synonyms for: tougher / toughest / toughness

antonyms for tough

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  • slack
  • soft
  • weak
  • delicate
  • fragile
  • unstable
  • vulnerable
  • wobbly
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    WORDS RELATED TO TOUGH

    • almighty
    • backbreaking
    • colossal
    • courageous
    • forceful
    • gargantuan
    • gigantic
    • hard
    • heroic
    • huge
    • impressive
    • laborious
    • mighty
    • strenuous
    • tough
    • vigorous
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