what is difference between elusive and tough
From Latin elusus past participle of eludo (“to parry a blow, to deceive”)
- IPA(key): /ɪˈluːsɪv/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /iˈluːsɪv/
- Homophone: illusive
elusive (comparative more elusive, superlative most elusive)
- Evading capture, comprehension or remembrance.
- The elusive criminal was arrested
- Difficult to make precise.
- A precise definition of diarrhea is elusive (Robbin’s pathology, 8th ed)
- Rarely seen.
- feminine plural of elusivo
From Middle English tough, towgh, tou, toȝ, from Old English tōh (“tough, tenacious, holding fast together; pliant; sticky, glutinous, clammy”), from Proto-West Germanic *tą̄h(ī), from Proto-Germanic *tanhuz (“fitting; clinging; tenacious; tough”), from Proto-Indo-European *denḱ- (“to bite”).
- enPR: tŭf, IPA(key): /tʌf/
- Rhymes: -ʌf
- Homophone: tuff
tough (comparative tougher, superlative toughest)
- Strong and resilient; sturdy.
- The tent, made of tough canvas, held up to many abuses.
- (of food) Difficult to cut or chew.
- To soften a tough cut of meat, the recipe suggested simmering it for hours.
- Rugged or physically hardy.
- Only a tough species will survive in the desert.
- He had a reputation as a tough negotiator.
- (of weather etc) Harsh or severe.
- Rowdy or rough.
- A bunch of the tough boys from the wrong side of the tracks threatened him.
- (of questions, etc.) Difficult or demanding.
- This is a tough crowd.
- (material science) Undergoing plastic deformation before breaking.
- (slang) Used to indicate lack of sympathy
- If you don’t like it, tough!
tough (plural toughs)
- A person who obtains things by force; a thug or bully.
tough (third-person singular simple present toughs, present participle toughing, simple past and past participle toughed)
- To endure.
- To toughen.
- tough out
From English tough; see also German taff.
- IPA(key): /taf/
tough (comparative tougher, superlative am toughsten or am toughesten)
- (slang) Alternative form of taff (“tough; robust; assertive and not overly sensitive”)
- declension with am toughsten
- declension with am toughesten
- “tough” in Duden online
- Alternative form of tow