Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (n) street fighter, tough (someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing)
- S: (n) hood, hoodlum, goon, punk, thug, tough, toughie, strong-armer (an aggressive and violent young criminal)
- S: (n) bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo (a cruel and brutal fellow)
- S: (adj) tough (not given to gentleness or sentimentality) "a tough character"
- S: (adj) rugged, tough (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"
- S: (adj) tough, toughened (physically toughened) "the tough bottoms of his feet"
- S: (adj) sturdy, tough (substantially made or constructed) "sturdy steel shelves"; "sturdy canvas"; "a tough all-weather fabric"; "some plastics are as tough as metal"
- S: (adj) ruffianly, tough (violent and lawless) "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs"
- S: (adj) bad, tough (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"
- S: (adj) tough (resistant to cutting or chewing)
- S: (adj) hard, tough (unfortunate or hard to bear) "had hard luck"; "a tough break"
- S: (adj) baffling, elusive, knotty, problematic, problematical, tough (making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe) "a baffling problem"; "I faced the knotty problem of what to have for breakfast"; "a problematic situation at home"