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toughish

[tuhf-ish] /ˈtʌf ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
somewhat tough.
Origin of toughish
1770-1780
1770-80; tough + -ish1
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  • And the resemblance was further increased by the fact that he was “a toughish lot”, who was “little, but steel and india-rubber”.

    The Gold Bat P. G. Wodehouse
  • Thus cried another sailor—a toughish customer also—and, as his voice rang out, a dozen more came running to the spot.

  • I had a toughish ride to Collingwood, and part of the way back, the latter at the suggestion of Hickey Bangs.

    Two Knapsacks John Campbell
  • They had to sink nearly forty feet to get to the gold strata, and part of the sinking was through a toughish kind of rock.

    Grif B. L. (Benjamin Leopold) Farjeon
  • The tufts are from six inches to over a foot broad, very much branched, fibrous-fleshy, toughish.

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