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    Smile tough, isn't it?

    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    what are the differences between 'tough' and 'rough' when they are used as a slang meaning 'bad', 'unpleasant'?

    I had a tough/rough day... not sure if I wanna go out with you tonight.

    Thanks

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    Re: tough, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by marciobarbalho View Post
    Please, dear teachers and friends...

    what are the differences between 'tough' and 'rough' when they are used as a slang meaning 'bad', 'unpleasant'?

    I had a tough/rough day... not sure if I wanna go out with you tonight.

    Thanks
    They have more or less the same meaning in that sort of context.

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