Tough is an adjective and may describe:

  • Toughness, the resistance to fracture of a material when stressed
  • Machismo, prominently exhibited or excessive masculinity
  • Emotional resilience

Tough may also refer to:

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Famous quotes containing the word tough:

    I don’t get tough with anyone, Mr. Gittes. My lawyer does.
    Robert Towne (b. 1936)

    On a tree by a river a little tom-tit
    Sang “Willow, titwillow, titwillow!”
    And I said to him, “Dicky-bird, why do you sit
    Singing, ‘Willow, titwillow, titwillow’?
    Is it a weakness of intellect, birdie?” I cried,
    “Or a rather tough worm in your little inside?”
    Sir William Schwenck Gilbert (1836–1911)

    Relying on any one disciplinary approach—time-out, negotiation, tough love, the star system—puts the parenting team at risk. Why? Because children adapt to any method very quickly; today’s effective technique becomes tomorrow’s worn dance.
    Ron Taffel (20th century)