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Definition of "toughness" []

  • The quality or an instance of being tough (noun)
  • The ability of a metal to withstand repeated twisting and bending, measured by the energy in kilojoules needed to break it (noun)
  • The state of being tough (noun)

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  • Resistance to fracture when stressed (noun)
  • A formidable difficulty (noun)

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Use "toughness" in a sentence
  • "He spends the rest of his piece outlining what he calls the toughness gap, but what he has illustrated is in fact a decency gap."
  • "Close with it, wrestle it: sheer obstinate toughness of muscle; but much more, what we call toughness of heart, which will mean persistence hopeful and even desperate, unsubduable patience, composed candid openness, clearness of mind: all this shall be"
  • "Close with it, wrestle it: sheer obstinate toughness of muscle; but much more, what we call toughness of heart, which will mean persistance hopeful and even desperate, unsubduable patience, composed candid openness, clearness of mind: all this shall be 'strength' in wrestling your dragon; the whole man's real strength is in this work, we shall get the measure of him here."