I am looking for an adjective that can be used to describe a 'thug'. Seeing that toughish isn't in most dictionaries (nor did I expect it to be, but an entry in a thesaurus would have been nice), nor do the synonyms of tough really do a 'thug' justice, I came to you guys for assistance.
I don't want to be too blunt and call him a thug, nor too mild by employing a euphenism, so i'm opting for the -ish form of a noun such as in "He was acting childish" etc., etc. Only "He was acting thuggish" doesn't really quite make the cut.
Crude? Too mild.
Violent? Too harsh.
Uncultured? Too way off the mark.
Honestly, I don't think I've ever encountered this much difficulty in choosing a word before.
If I don't get some killa ideas on here I'm gonna hafta gofer the good 'ol "He was actin all ghetto".