1. [Adjective]: physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"

2. [Adjective]: tough to cut or chew

3. [Adjective]: not given to gentleness or sentimentality; "a tough character"

4. [Noun]: a cruel and brutal fellow

5. [Noun]: someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

6. [Noun]: an aggressive and violent young criminal

7. substantially made or constructed; "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"

8. unfortunate or hard to bear; "had hard luck"; "a tough break"

9. violent and lawless; "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs"

10. 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"

11. 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"

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