toughish

toughish

[tuhf-ish]
adjective
somewhat tough.

Origin:
1770–80; tough + -ish1

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tough (tʌf)
 
adj
1.  strong or resilient; durable: a tough material
2.  not tender: he could not eat the tough steak
3.  having a great capacity for endurance; hardy and fit: a tough mountaineer
4.  rough or pugnacious: a tough gangster
5.  resolute or intractable: a tough employer
6.  difficult or troublesome to do or deal with: a tough problem
7.  informal unfortunate or unlucky: it's tough on him
 
n
8.  a rough, vicious, or pugnacious person
 
adv
9.  informal violently, aggressively, or intractably: to treat someone tough
10.  informal hang tough to be or appear to be strong or determined
 
vb
11.  slang (tr) to stand firm, hold out against (a difficulty or difficult situation) (esp in tough it out)
 
[Old English tōh; related to Old High German zāhi tough, Old Norse trodden ground in front of a house]
 
'toughish
 
adj
 
'toughly
 
adv

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