View definitions for tougher
adjective as in sturdy, strong
adjective as in obstinate, rough
adjective as in difficult, laborious
“The closer we get to ‘16, the tougher it’s going to be, so I hope we start quickly,” he said.
Have a kid here –what some pejoratively refer to as an “anchor baby” – and it is tougher to be deported.
Tougher regulations on tank cars and oil-by-rail make sense.
The good doctor gave as good as he got in one of the tougher interview environments around.
Political pressure was mounting tonight from veteran Conservative politicians on Cameron to take much tougher action against IS.
But our forebears were composed of less delicate nerves and tougher thews and sinews than ourselves.
Mrs Mason worked away as hard as any of them; but she was older and tougher; and, besides, the gains were hers.
In metal bridges wrought iron has been replaced by mild steel—a stronger, tougher and better material.
But in none of his stories did Alger ever portray a tougher background or give it a bigger skyrocket finish.
You look tougher than ever, and here am I growing palpably old.
On this page you'll find 194 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to tougher, such as: tenacious, vigorous, stiff, solid, hard, and tight.
From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.