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  1. toughness

    • IPA[ˈtʌfnəs]

    英式

    • n.
      the state of being strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling;the quality of being difficult to cut or chew
    • noun: toughness, plural noun: toughnesses

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    名詞

    • 1. the state of being strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling the toughness of steel
    • the quality of being difficult to cut or chew gristle contributes to the toughness of meat
    • 2. the ability to deal with hardship or to cope in difficult situations they showed great mental toughness to keep going he lacks toughness and resolve
    • the state of being difficult and requiring determination or effort I underestimated the toughness of the job the brutal toughness of the training
    • 3. demonstration of a strict and uncompromising approach the toughness of the regime was legendary declarations of toughness on crime
    • 4. the quality of being strong and prone to violence his reputation for toughness on the street they were known to file their teeth to show their toughness
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    • IPA[ˈtəfnəs]

    美式

    • n.
      the state of being strong enough to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling: the toughness of steel

    Oxford American Dictionary

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