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See definition of tougher on Dictionary.com
  • adj.sturdy, strong
  • adj.obstinate, rough
  • adj.difficult, laborious

synonyms for tougher

  • 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

antonyms for tougher

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  • easy
  • flexible
  • loose
  • pliable
  • pliant
  • slack
  • soft
  • weak
  • yielding
  • controllable
  • delicate
  • facile
  • fragile
  • gentle
  • kind
  • nice
  • tender
  • unstable
  • vulnerable
  • wobbly
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But our forebears were composed of less delicate nerves and tougher thews and sinews than ourselves.
THE PORTSMOUTH ROAD AND ITS TRIBUTARIESCHARLES G. HARPER
Mrs Mason worked away as hard as any of them; but she was older and tougher; and, besides, the gains were hers.
RUTHELIZABETH CLEGHORN GASKELL
In metal bridges wrought iron has been replaced by mild steel—a stronger, tougher and better material.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 4, PART 3VARIOUS
But in none of his stories did Alger ever portray a tougher background or give it a bigger skyrocket finish.
DAVID LANNARCK, MIDGETGEORGE S. HARNEY
You look tougher than ever, and here am I growing palpably old.
PAUL PATOFFF. MARION CRAWFORD
It is pretty tough cake, ma'am; but it's always tougher where there's none.
PRUDY KEEPING HOUSESOPHIE MAY
Our flesh is tougher and more solid than thine, yet 'tis not of iron.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
Without Helen and Les agreeing to stay, it might have been tougher.
THE PLANET STRAPPERSRAYMOND ZINKE GALLUN
I took a step backward, thankful he was coming in wide open because I had seen few tougher-looking characters in my lifetime.
"AND THAT'S HOW IT WAS, OFFICER"RALPH SHOLTO
His older and tougher nature showed itself there, she thought, for he must have given the order himself.
GREIFENSTEINF. MARION CRAWFORD
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