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3 definitions found
 for toughness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Toughness \Tough"ness\, n.
     The quality or state of being tough.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  toughness
      n 1: enduring strength and energy [syn: stamina, staying
           power, toughness]
      2: the property of being big and strong [syn: huskiness,
         ruggedness, toughness]
      3: the elasticity and hardness of a metal object; its ability to
         absorb considerable energy before cracking [syn: temper,
         toughness]
      4: impressive difficulty [syn: formidability, toughness]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  195 Moby Thesaurus words for "toughness":
     Spartanism, abstruseness, adamantness, adhesiveness, arduousness,
     astringency, austerity, authoritarianism, backbone, body,
     bothersomeness, bottom, bullheadedness, burdensomeness, callosity,
     callousness, chutzpah, clabbering, clamminess, clotting,
     coagulation, cohesiveness, colloidality, complexity, complication,
     concreteness, consistency, courage, curdling, decisiveness,
     demandingness, density, difficultness, difficulty, discipline,
     doughiness, dourness, durability, durity, endurance, energy,
     exactingness, firmness, flintiness, force, fortitude, gameness,
     gelatinity, gelatinousness, gluelikeness, gluiness, glutinosity,
     glutinousness, grimness, grit, gumlikeness, gumminess, guts,
     gutsiness, guttiness, hairiness, hard-bittenness, hard-nosedness,
     hardiness, hardness, hardness of heart, harshness, heart,
     heart of oak, heartiness, heaviness, immovability, immutability,
     impenetrability, implacability, impliability, incrassation,
     induration, inelasticity, inexorability, inflexibility,
     inspissation, intestinal fortitude, intransigeance, intransigence,
     intransigency, intransigentism, intricacy, irreconcilability,
     jellification, jellylikeness, laboriousness, lentor, lustihood,
     lustiness, mass, materiality, meticulousness, mettle,
     mettlesomeness, might, mightiness, moxie, mucilaginousness, nerve,
     obduracy, obstinacy, onerousness, oppressiveness, palpability,
     pastiness, persistence, persistency, pith, pluck, pluckiness,
     ponderability, potency, power, powerfulness, regimentation,
     relentlessness, resistance, restiveness, retention,
     rigid discipline, rigidity, rigor, rigorism, rigorousness,
     robustness, ropiness, ruggedness, severity, slabbiness, sliminess,
     snugness, solidity, soundness, spirit, spissitude, spunk,
     spunkiness, stability, stalwartness, stamina, staying power,
     steadiness, steeliness, sternness, stick-to-itiveness, stickiness,
     sticking power, stiff temper, stiffness, stodginess, stoniness,
     stout heart, stoutness, strength, strength of will, strenuousness,
     strictness, stringency, stringiness, stubbornness, sturdiness,
     substance, substantiality, substantialness, syrupiness, tackiness,
     tangibility, tenaciousness, tenacity, thickening, thickness,
     tightness, toilsomeness, treacliness, troublesomeness, true grit,
     unalterability, unbendingness, unchangeability, uncompromisingness,
     ungivingness, unrelentingness, unyieldingness, vigor, vigorousness,
     viscidity, viscosity, viscousness, vitality
  
  

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