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Though vs. Tough — What's the Difference?

Though vs. Tough — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Though and Tough

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Though

Despite the fact that; although
He still argues, though he knows he's wrong. Even though it was raining, she walked to work.
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Tough

(of a substance or object) strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling
Tough rucksacks for climbers
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Though

Conceding or supposing that; even if
Though they may not succeed, they will still try. See Usage Note at although.
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Tough

Able to endure hardship or pain
She was as tough as old boots
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Though

However; nevertheless
Snow is not predicted.
We can expect some rain, though.
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Tough

Demonstrating a strict and uncompromising approach
Police have been getting tough with drivers
Tough new laws on tobacco advertising
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Though

(Informal) Used as an intensive
Wouldn't that beat all, though?.
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Tough

Strong and prone to violence
Tough young teenagers
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Though

(conjunctive) Despite that; however.
I'm not paid to do all this paperwork for you. I will do it this once, though.
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Tough

A rough and violent man
A gang of toughs
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Though

(degree) Used to intensify statements or questions; indeed.
"Man, it's hot in here." — "Isn't it, though?"
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Tough

Endure a period of hardship or difficulty.
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Though

Despite the fact that; although.
Though it is risky, it is worth taking the chance.
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Tough

Able to withstand great strain without tearing or breaking; strong and resilient
A tough all-weather fabric.
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Though

(archaic) If, that, even if.
We shall be not sorry though the man die tonight.
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Tough

Hard to cut or chew
Tough meat.
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Though

Granting, admitting, or supposing that; notwithstanding that; if.
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
Not that I so affirm, though so it seem.
In the vine were three branches; and it was as though it budded.
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Tough

Physically hardy; rugged
Tough mountaineers.
A tough cop.
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Though

However; nevertheless; notwithstanding; - used in familiar language, and in the middle or at the end of a sentence.
I would not be as sick though for his place.
A good cause would do well, though.
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Tough

Strong-minded; resolute
A tough negotiator.
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Though

Despite the fact that;
Even though she knew the answer, she did not respond
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Tough

Aggressive; pugnacious.
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Though

(postpositive) however;
It might be unpleasant, though
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Tough

Inclined to violent or disruptive behavior; rowdy or rough
A tough street group.
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Tough

Difficult to endure; severe; harsh
A tough winter.
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Tough

Trying or unpleasant
Had a tough day.
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Tough

Difficult to deal with; demanding or troubling
It's tough to go to school and work a full-time job. The exam had many tough questions.
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Tough

(Informal) Unfortunate; too bad
It was a tough break to get sick on the day of the concert.
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Tough

(Slang) Fine; great.
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Tough

A violent or rowdy person; a hoodlum or thug.
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Tough

(of a material) Strong and resilient; sturdy.
The tent, made of tough canvas, held up to many abuses.
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Tough

(of food) Difficult to cut or chew.
To soften a tough cut of meat, the recipe suggested simmering it for hours.
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Tough

(of a person or animal) Rugged or physically hardy.
Only a tough species will survive in the desert.
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Tough

(of a person) Stubborn or persistent; capable of stubbornness or persistence.
He had a reputation as a tough negotiator.
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Tough

(of weather, etc.) Harsh or severe.
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Tough

Rowdy or rough.
A bunch of the tough boys from the wrong side of the tracks threatened him.
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Tough

(of questions, etc.) Difficult or demanding.
This is a tough crowd.
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Tough

(material science) Undergoing plastic deformation before breaking.
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Tough

(slang) Used to indicate lack of sympathy
If you don't like it, tough!
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Tough

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.
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Tough

To endure.
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Tough

To toughen.
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Tough

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.
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Tough

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.
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Tough

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

Stiff; rigid; not flexible; stubborn; as, a tough bow.
So tough a frame she could not bend.
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Tough

Severe; violent; as, a tough storm.
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Tough

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

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

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

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

An aggressive and violent young criminal
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Tough

A cruel and brutal fellow
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Tough

Not given to gentleness or sentimentality;
A tough character
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Tough

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
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Tough

Physically toughened;
The tough bottoms of his feet
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Tough

Substantially made or constructed;
Sturdy steel shelves
Sturdy canvas
A tough all-weather fabric
Some plastics are as tough as metal
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Tough

Violent and lawless;
The more ruffianly element
Tough street gangs
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Tough

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
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Tough

Tough to cut or chew
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Tough

Unfortunate or hard to bear;
Had hard luck
A tough break
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