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Spirited vs. Tough

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Spiritedverb

simple past tense and past participle of spirit

Toughadjective

Strong and resilient; sturdy.

‘The tent, made of tough canvas, held up to many abuses.’;

Spiritedadjective

Lively, vigorous, animated or courageous.

Toughadjective

(of food) Difficult to cut or chew.

‘To soften a tough cut of meat, the recipe suggested simmering it for hours.’;

Spiritedadjective

Animated or possessed by a spirit.

Toughadjective

Rugged or physically hardy.

‘Only a tough species will survive in the desert.’;

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Spiritedadjective

Animated; full of life or vigor; lively; full of spirit or fire; as, a spirited oration; a spirited answer.

Toughadjective

Stubborn.

‘He had a reputation as a tough negotiator.’;

Spiritedadjective

displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness

Toughadjective

(of weather etc) Harsh or severe.

Spiritedadjective

marked by lively action;

‘a bouncing gait’; ‘bouncy tunes’; ‘the peppy and interesting talk’; ‘a spirited dance’;

Toughadjective

Rowdy or rough.

‘A bunch of the tough boys from the wrong side of the tracks threatened him.’;

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Spiritedadjective

willing to face danger

Toughadjective

(of questions, etc.) Difficult or demanding.

‘This is a tough crowd.’;

Spiritedadjective

made lively or spirited;

‘a meal enlivened by the music’; ‘a spirited debate’;

Toughadjective

(material science) Undergoing plastic deformation before breaking.

Spirited

Spirited is an Australian television supernatural comedy-drama series made for subscription television channel W that aired for two seasons, 2010 and 2011. The series stars Claudia Karvan as dentist Suzy Darling, who walks away from a loveless marriage and into an old apartment block that is inhabited by the ghost of a 1980s English rock star, Henry Mallet, played by Matt King.

Toughinterjection

(slang) Used to indicate lack of sympathy

‘If you don't like it, tough!’;

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Toughnoun

A person who obtains things by force; a thug or bully.

‘They were doing fine until they encountered a bunch of toughs from the opposition.’;

Toughverb

To endure.

Toughverb

To toughen.

Toughadjective

Having the quality of flexibility without brittleness; yielding to force without breaking; capable of resisting great strain; as, the ligaments of animals are remarkably tough.

Toughadjective

Not easily broken; able to endure hardship; firm; strong; - of objects and people; as, tough sinews.

‘A body made of brass, the crone demands, . . . Tough to the last, and with no toil to tire.’; ‘The basis of his character was caution combined with tough tenacity of purpose.’;

Toughadjective

Not easily separated; viscous; clammy; tenacious; as, tough phlegm.

Toughadjective

Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow.

‘So tough a frame she could not bend.’;

Toughadjective

Severe; violent; as, a tough storm.

Toughadjective

Difficult to do, perform, or accomplish; as, a tough job.

Toughadjective

Prone to aggressive or violent behavior; rowdyish; - of people, or groups; as, a tough neighborhood; a tough character.

Toughnoun

A person who is tough{7}; a ruffian; a thug; as, a cluster of neighborhood toughs hanging out on the corner.

Toughnoun

someone who learned to fight in the streets rather than being formally trained in the sport of boxing

Toughnoun

an aggressive and violent young criminal

Toughnoun

a cruel and brutal fellow

Toughadjective

not given to gentleness or sentimentality;

‘a tough character’;

Toughadjective

very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution;

‘a rugged competitive examination’; ‘the rugged conditions of frontier life’; ‘the competition was tough’; ‘it's a tough life’; ‘it was a tough job’;

Toughadjective

physically toughened;

‘the tough bottoms of his feet’;

Toughadjective

substantially made or constructed;

‘sturdy steel shelves’; ‘sturdy canvas’; ‘a tough all-weather fabric’; ‘some plastics are as tough as metal’;

Toughadjective

violent and lawless;

‘the more ruffianly element’; ‘tough street gangs’;

Toughadjective

feeling physical discomfort or pain (`tough' is occasionally used colloquially for `bad');

‘my throat feels bad’; ‘she felt bad all over’; ‘he was feeling tough after a restless night’;

Toughadjective

tough to cut or chew

Toughadjective

unfortunate or hard to bear;

‘had hard luck’; ‘a tough break’;

Toughadjective

(of a substance or object) strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling

‘tough rucksacks for climbers’;

Toughadjective

(of food, especially meat) difficult to cut or chew

‘the hastily prepared steak was tough’;

Toughadjective

able to endure hardship or pain

‘she was as tough as old boots’;

Toughadjective

having the confidence and determination to cope in difficult situations

‘he liked editors who were tough enough to make the grade’;

Toughadjective

difficult and requiring determination or effort

‘we have six tough matches in a row’;

Toughadjective

used to express sympathy with someone in a difficult situation

‘Poor kid. It's tough on her’;

Toughadjective

demonstrating a strict and uncompromising approach

‘police have been getting tough with drivers’; ‘tough new laws on tobacco advertising’;

Toughadjective

used to express a lack of sympathy with someone

‘I feel the way I feel, and if you don't like it, tough’;

Toughadjective

strong and prone to violence

‘tough young teenagers’;

Toughadjective

(of an area) notorious for violence and crime

‘a tough part of the town’;

Toughnoun

a rough and violent man

‘a gang of toughs’;

Toughverb

endure a period of hardship or difficulty.

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