Definitions For Tough


  • A cruel and brutal fellow
  • An aggressive and violent young criminal
  • Someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing
  • A tough and violent person


  • Feeling physical discomfort or pain (tough' is occasionally used colloquially for bad')
  • Substantially made or constructed
  • Making great mental demands; hard to comprehend or solve or believe
  • Very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution
  • Unfortunate or hard to bear
  • Violent and lawless


  • Resistant to cutting or chewing
  • Physically toughened
  • Not given to gentleness or sentimentality


  • In a way that shows that you are strong or tough

Is Tough a Scrabble Word?

Words With Friends YES
Scrabble US YES
Scrabble UK YES
English International (SOWPODS) YES
Scrabble Global YES
Enable1 Dictionary YES

Points in Different Games

Words with Friends

The word Tough is worth 9 points in Scrabble and 10 points in Words with Friends

Examples of Tough in a Sentence

  • She had a tough time in college.
  • Are you tough enough for the job?
  • He's been hanging around with a bunch of tough guys.
  • He talks tough but he's not really dangerous.
  • Didn't want her son hanging out with the neighborhood toughs

Synonyms for Tough

Antonyms for Tough

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