Awesome Adjective: Tough


Meaning: Difficult or strong. (Sounds like “tuff.”)


That test yesterday was tough.

He looks tough but he’s actually a very sweet guy.

Chinese is a tough language to learn.

Pop Quiz:

Which of the following could NOT be described as tough?

A.  An examination.

B.  A language.

C.  A person.

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Trick question! Neither A, B, or C is correct. An examination can be tough (as difficult), a language can be tough (as in difficult), and a person can be tough (as in strong). Sorry that question was so tough!

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3 thoughts on “Awesome Adjective: Tough

  1. My internal medicine doctor told my husband “your wife is very tough”.
    Jon ,Do I look difficult or strong ? I think myself as soft as cotton.

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