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1. tough

adjective. ['ˈtʌf'] not given to gentleness or sentimentality.

Synonyms

  • hard-bitten
  • hard
  • hard-boiled
  • pugnacious
  • insensitive
  • tough-minded

Antonyms

  • tender
  • sensitive
  • right
  • innocent

Etymology

  • toh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Example sentences of the word tough-guy


1. Noun Phrase
When a cat is behaving offensively, he essentially is attempting to look like the tough guy.

2. Noun Phrase
Also, fighting with other cats can cause trauma to your tough guy's eye that makes it water.

3. Noun Phrase
But don’t let the tough guy act fool you.

2. tough

adjective. ['ˈtʌf'] very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution.

Synonyms

  • hard
  • rugged

Antonyms

  • superior
  • uncover
  • decriminalise

Etymology

  • toh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. tough

adjective. ['ˈtʌf'] physically toughened.

Synonyms

  • thickened
  • weather-beaten
  • experienced
  • calloused
  • inured
  • strong
  • callous
  • hardened
  • experient
  • enured
  • rugged

Antonyms

  • tender
  • inexperienced
  • weak
  • lawful

Etymology

  • toh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. tough

adjective. ['ˈtʌf'] substantially made or constructed.

Synonyms

  • rugged

Antonyms

  • inelastic
  • thin

Etymology

  • toh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. tough

adjective. ['ˈtʌf'] violent and lawless.

Synonyms

  • violent

Antonyms

  • straight line
  • straighten

Etymology

  • toh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. tough

adjective. ['ˈtʌf'] feeling physical discomfort or pain (tough' is occasionally used colloquially forbad').

Synonyms

  • uncomfortable

Antonyms

  • orderly
  • bad

Etymology

  • toh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. tough

adjective. ['ˈtʌf'] unfortunate or hard to bear.

Synonyms

  • hard

Antonyms

  • legalize
  • permit

Etymology

  • toh (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. guy

noun. ['ˈgaɪ'] an informal term for a youth or man.

Synonyms

  • man
  • adult male
  • bozo
  • cat
  • hombre

Antonyms

  • strengthen
  • genuine
  • keep quiet
  • hide

Etymology

  • guie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

9. Guy

noun. an effigy of Guy Fawkes that is burned on a bonfire on Guy Fawkes Day.

Synonyms

  • image
  • effigy

10. guy

verb. ['ˈgaɪ'] subject to laughter or ridicule.

Synonyms

  • lampoon
  • bemock
  • tease
  • roast
  • laugh at
  • rib
  • satirise
  • debunk
  • jest at
  • stultify
  • make fun
  • blackguard
  • mock
  • satirize
  • expose
  • ridicule

Antonyms

  • cover
  • debilitating
  • deaden
  • sedate

Etymology

  • guie (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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