Tough may refer to:
  • Toughness
    In materials science and metallurgy, toughness is the ability of a material to absorb energy and plastically deform without fracturing; Material toughness is defined as the amount of energy per volume that a material can absorb before rupturing...

    , the resistance to fracture of a material when stressed
  • Machismo
    Machismo, or machoism, is a word of Spanish and Portuguese origin that describes prominently exhibited or excessive masculinity. As an attitude, machismo ranges from a personal sense of virility to a more extreme male chauvinism...

    , prominently exhibited or excessive masculinity
  • Emotional resilience
    Psychological resilience
    Resilience in psychology refers to the idea of an individual's tendency to cope with stress and adversity. This coping may result in the individual “bouncing back” to a previous state of normal functioning, or using the experience of exposure to adversity to produce a “steeling effect” and function...

  • Allen Tough
    Allen Tough
    Dr. Allen Tough is Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto. He has contributed to the fields of Adult Education, Futures Studies, and SETI. Linking these fields together is Dr. Tough's concern with the long-term future of humanity in the cosmos, and humans' search for meaning and purpose...

     (b.1936), Canadian academic
  • Dave Tough
    Dave Tough
    Dave Tough was an American jazz drummer associated with both Dixieland and swing jazz in the 1930s and 1940s...

     (1907–48), jazz drummer
  • The Krankies
    The Krankies
    The Krankies are a Scottish comedy duo that enjoyed success as a cabaret act in the 1970s and on television in the 1980s, featuring in their own television shows and releasing their own music single. They entered semi-retirement in 1992, but they have regularly appeared in pantomime since.The duo...

    , Ian and Janette Tough
  • Kathy Tough
    Kathy Tough
    Kathy Tough is a retired female volleyball player from Canada, who competed for her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. There she ended up in tenth place with the Women's National Team....

    , (b.1969) Canadian volleyball player
  • Kelly Tough (b.1967), Canadian model and actress
  • Paul Tough
    Paul Tough
    Paul Tough is a writer and broadcaster. He is the author of Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America. He grew up in Toronto and was educated at the University of Toronto Schools...

    , Canadian writer
  • Tough Barry (c.1891–1967), Cork hurling coach

  • Tough (John Mayall album)
    Tough (John Mayall album)
    Tough is a studio recording by John Mayall.Released Sept. 15, 2009 CD and mp3. Band Members: The album featured Jay Davenport on drums, Greg Rzab on bass, Tom Canning on keyboards, and Rocky Athas on lead guitar...

  • Tough (Kurtis Blow album)
    Tough (Kurtis Blow album)
    Tough is the third album by rapper Kurtis Blow, released in 1982 on Mercury Records. The album reached #38 on the Black Albums chart and #167 on the Pop Albums charts. The single "Tough" reached #37 on the Black Singles chart.-Track listing:#"Tough" 5:50...

  • Tough (Wishbone Ash album)
    Tough (Wishbone Ash album)
    Tough is a compilation album by British rock artists Wishbone Ash, released in May 2008 by the Talking Elephant label. It features rock numbers by the band and complements the album Tender, featuring a compilation of mellow tunes, that was released at the same time.-Track listing:# "Mountainside"#...

  • Tough!, 1966 album by Art Blakey
    Art Blakey
    Arthur "Art" Blakey , known later as Abdullah Ibn Buhaina, was an American Grammy Award-winning jazz drummer and bandleader. He was a member of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community....

  • "Tough" (Craig Morgan song)
  • "Tough" (Kellie Pickler song)
    Tough (Kellie Pickler song)
    "Tough" is the title of a song recorded by American country artist Kellie Pickler. It was released on June 13, 2011 as the lead-off single to her upcoming third studio album.-Content:...

  • "Tough", 1960 single by The Bill Smith Combo

  • Kirkton of Tough
    Kirkton of Tough
    Kirkton of Tough is a settlement in the Marr area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland at . It is about southeast of Alford and from Edinburgh. Tough is where the world famous, aberdeen angus breed of cattle was first bred.-See also:* Aberdeenshire...

    , settlement in Aberdeenshire, Scotland
  • Tough (manga)
    Tough (manga)
    , is a martial arts manga series written and illustrated by Tetsuya Saruwatari. A sequel series, titled simply as was introduced in 2004 which continues the story further after the first series ended its run...

  • The Tough
    The Tough
    The Tough is a 1957 Egyptian film directed by Salah Abouseif. It was entered into the 7th Berlin International Film Festival.-Cast:* Farid Shawqi* Taheya Cariocca* Zaki Rostom* Tewfik El Dekn* Mimi Shakeeb* Fakher Fakher* Mahmoud El-Sabbaa...

    , 1957 Egyptian film
  • T-ough Press
    T-ough Press
    T-ough Press is a "subterranean" publishing house based in the southern suburbs of Moscow. It was established by Alex Kervey.Kervey started the business when he found he could not get his own translations published. Existing publishers had either never heard of such writers as Hunter S Thompson, or...

    , underground Russian publisher

See also

  • Tuff
    Tuff is a type of rock consisting of consolidated volcanic ash ejected from vents during a volcanic eruption. Tuff is sometimes called tufa, particularly when used as construction material, although tufa also refers to a quite different rock. Rock that contains greater than 50% tuff is considered...

  • Tough movement
    Tough movement
    In formal syntax, tough movement is a term used to describe sentences of the form: This problem is tough to solve. John is easy to please.The phenomenon is informally named like this because example sentences like typically involve the word "tough"....

    , in formal syntax, movement of the object in construction like "the problem is tough to solve"
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