Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb toughen

1 sense of toughen

Sense 1
toughen -- (make tough or tougher; "This experience will toughen her")
       => strengthen -- (gain strength; "His body strengthened")

Antonyms of adj toughened

2 senses of toughened

Sense 1
tough (vs. tender), toughened -- (physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet")


Sense 2
tempered (vs. untempered), treated, hardened, toughened -- (made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass")


Similarity of adj toughened

2 senses of toughened

Sense 1
tough (vs. tender), toughened -- (physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet")
       => calloused, callous, thickened -- (having calluses; having skin made tough and thick through wear; "calloused skin"; "with a workman's callous hands")
       => enured, inured, hardened -- (made tough by habitual exposure; "hardened fishermen"; "a peasant, dark, lean-faced, wind-inured"- Robert Lynd; "our successors...may be graver, more inured and equable men"- V.S.Pritchett)
       => weather-beaten -- (tanned and coarsened from being outdoors; "a weather-beaten face")
          Also See-> experienced#1, experient#1; rugged#1; strong#1

Sense 2
tempered (vs. untempered), treated, hardened, toughened -- (made hard or flexible or resilient especially by heat treatment; "a sword of tempered steel"; "tempered glass")
       => curable -- (capable of being hardened by some additive or other agent)
       => sunbaked -- (baked or hardened by exposure to sunlight; not burned; "sunbaked adobe bricks")

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