tough

tough 〈[ tʌ̣f] Adj.; umg.〉 hart, streng, tüchtig, selbstsicher, bestimmt ● die Verhandlungen waren sehr \tough; ihr Auftreten ist \tough [engl., „hart, zäh“]

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tough [taf ; engl. tough, verw. mit zäh], taff [jidd. toff < hebr. tôv = gut] <Adj.> (salopp):
robust; nicht empfindlich; durchsetzungsfähig:
er ist ein -er Typ.

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tough [taf] <Adj.> [engl. tough, verw. mit ↑zäh] (ugs.): robust; nicht empfindlich; durchsetzungsfähig: er ist ein -er Typ; Lieben Sie -e Frauen? (Focus 6, 1998, 170); Wer eine Führungsposition will, muss zäh, unbeirrt, durchsetzungsfähig und t. sein; Der Glasgower Spießer möchte gern so etwas wie die heruntergekommenen Viertel Chicagos und New Yorks als Kulisse. Heutzutage liebt man es t. (Zeit 22. 4. 99, 62).

Universal-Lexikon. 2012.

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