• someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
  • an aggressive and violent young criminal
  • a cruel and brutal fellow
  • not given to gentleness or sentimentality;
    • "a tough character"
  • very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution;
    • "the competition was tough"
    • "it's a tough life"
    • "it was a tough job"
  • physically toughened;
    • "the tough bottoms of his feet"
  • substantially made or constructed;
    • "a tough all-weather fabric"
    • "some plastics are as tough as metal"
  • violent and lawless;
    • "tough street gangs"
  • feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad');
    • "he was feeling tough after a restless night"
  • resistant to cutting or chewing
  • unfortunate or hard to bear;
    • "a tough break"
  • making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe;
  • TOUGH adj TOUGHER, TOUGHEST strong and resilient
  • TOUGH v -ED, -ING, -S to endure hardship

Scrabble Score: 9

tough is a valid Scrabble (US) TWL word

tough is a valid Scrabble Word in Merriam-Webster MW Dictionary

tough is a valid Scrabble Word in International Collins CSW Dictionary

Words With Friends Score: 10

tough is a valid Words With Friends word