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Definitions and Synonyms of rough-and-tumble | Another word for rough-and-tumble | What is rough-and-tumble?

Definition 1: disorderly fighting - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for rough-and-tumble in the sense of this definition

(rough-and-tumble is a kind of ...) the act of fighting; any contest or struggle

"a fight broke out at the hockey game" "there was fighting in the streets" "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap"

Definition 2: characterized by disorderly action and disregard for rules - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rough-and-tumble or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rough-and-tumble fight
  • rough-and-tumble politics
  • undisguised bare-knuckle capitalism

Synonyms for rough-and-tumble in the sense of this definition

(rough-and-tumble is similar to ...) undisciplined and unruly

"disorderly youths" "disorderly conduct"

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