tough

Part of speech: adjective

Capable of being bent or strained without breaking; tenacious.

Part of speech: adjective

Vicious; vulgar.

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Usage examples "tough":

  1. The stem is tough, solid, whitish. - "Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc.", George Francis Atkinson.
  2. No need to get so tough. - "Danger at the Drawbridge", Mildred A. Wirt.
  3. After a few minutes he came down and said to me, 'That fellow's a tough proposition. - "Tales of the Road", Charles N. Crewdson.