C2informalunlucky: "I've been told I've got to work late today because I'm very behind on my work." "Oh, tough luck!"It's tough on Geoff that he's going to miss the party.›informalsometimes used to show that you have no sympathy for someone's problems or difficulties: "I don't have any moneyleft." "Well, (that's just) tough - you shouldn't have spent it all on cigarettes."
Highly delighted, bitterly disappointed, ridiculously cheap: adverbs for emphasis.
by Liz Walter,
October 22, 2014
We often make adjectives stronger by putting an adverb in front of them. The most common ones are very and, for a stronger meaning, extremely: He was very pleased. The ship is extremely large. However, we don’t use very or extremely for adjectives that already have a strong meaning, for example fantastic,