Rough and Tough


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Rough adjective – Requiring considerable physical or mental effort.
Usage example: a forensics expert who willingly takes on rough assignments

Tough is a synonym for rough in harsh topic. In some cases you can use "Tough" instead the word "Rough" as an adjective or a noun or an adverb, when it comes to topics like heavy, person, action, rude. informal substitute
Nearby Words: roughly, roughness, roughen, roughening, roughed
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Tough adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: tough weather conditions on the top of the mountain all year long

Rough is a synonym for tough in heavy topic. You can use "Rough" instead the word "Tough" as an adjective or a noun or an adverb, if it concerns topics such as action, mean, harsh, ruffian. popular alternative
Nearby Words: toughness, toughen, toughening, tougher, toughed
Synonyms for Tough

How words are described

little little rough little tough
pretty pretty rough pretty tough
extra extra rough extra tough

Things that words describes

attitude rough attitude tough attitude
life rough life tough life
man rough man tough man
guy rough guy tough guy
Other nouns: part, tomboy, men, stuff, appearance, type, time, characters, personality, spot, game, fight, exterior, skin, day, spots, times.

Both words in one sentence

  • Curb-Stomp Battle Commonly used as a way of establishing a character as being very strong, especially if the person on the receiving end of the beating is known for being very rough and tough.
  • Nice Guy If combat intellect or combat ability are involved, it's akin to Obfuscating Stupidity or Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass because you naturally expect the dark, tormented loner to be rough and tough, and the nice guy to be a Non-Action Guy.
    Source: Nice Guy
  • The Merch There were complaints that it was rough and tough and didn't take shit off anybody.
    Source: The Merch
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