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rug·ged

 (rŭg′ĭd)
adj.
1. Having a rough irregular surface: rugged terrain.
2. Having strong features marked with furrows or wrinkles: the rugged face of the old sailor.
3. Having a sturdy build or strong constitution: a rugged trapper who spent months in the wilderness.
4. Tempestuous; stormy: the rugged weather of the North Atlantic.
5. Demanding great effort, ability, or endurance: the rugged conditions of barracks life.
6. Lacking culture or polish; coarse and rude: rugged manners and ribald wit.

[Middle English, shaggy, of Scandinavian origin.]

rug′ged·ly adv.
rug′ged·ness n.

rugged

(ˈrʌɡɪd)
adj
1. having an uneven or jagged surface
2. rocky or steep: rugged scenery.
3. (of the face) strong-featured or furrowed
4. rough, severe, or stern in character
5. without refinement or culture; rude: rugged manners.
6. involving hardship; harsh: he leads a rugged life in the mountains.
7. difficult or hard: a rugged test.
8. (of equipment, machines, etc) designed to withstand rough treatment or use in rough conditions: a handheld rugged computer which can survive being submerged in water.
9. chiefly US and Canadian sturdy or strong; robust
[C14: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish rugga to make rough]
ˈruggedly adv
ˈruggedness n

rug•ged

(ˈrʌg ɪd)

adj.
1. having a roughly broken, rocky, hilly, or jagged surface.
2. roughly irregular, heavy, or hard in outline or form: Lincoln's rugged features.
3. (of a face) wrinkled or furrowed.
4. rough, harsh, or severe: a rugged life.
5. capable of enduring hardship, wear, etc.: a rugged floor covering.
6. requiring great endurance, determination, etc.: a rugged test.
7. tempestuous; stormy.
8. rude, uncultivated, or unrefined.
[1300–50; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Swedish rugga to roughen (of cloth); compare rug]
rug′ged•ly, adv.
rug′ged•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.rugged - sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"
robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
toughened, tough - physically toughened; "the tough bottoms of his feet"
delicate - exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury; "a delicate violin passage"; "delicate china"; "a delicate flavor"; "the delicate wing of a butterfly"
2.rugged - having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface; "furrowed fields"; "his furrowed face lit by a warming smile"
3.rugged - topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"
rough, unsmooth - having or caused by an irregular surface; "trees with rough bark"; "rough ground"; "rough skin"; "rough blankets"; "his unsmooth face"
4.rugged - very difficultrugged - very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; "a rugged competitive examination"; "the rugged conditions of frontier life"; "the competition was tough"; "it's a tough life"; "it was a tough job"
difficult, hard - not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

rugged

adjective
2. strong-featured, lined, worn, weathered, wrinkled, furrowed, leathery, rough-hewn, weather-beaten A look of disbelief crossed his rugged face.
strong-featured pretty, smooth, delicate, refined, youthful, unmarked
3. well-built, strong, tough, robust, sturdy this rugged all-steel design
4. tough, strong, hardy, robust, vigorous, muscular, sturdy, hale, burly, husky (informal), beefy (informal), brawny He's rugged and durable, but not the best technical boxer.
tough soft, weak, delicate, fragile, frail, skinny, feeble, sickly, infirm
7. stern, hard, severe, rough, harsh, sour, rude, crabbed, austere, dour, surly, gruff a fairly rugged customer

rugged

adjective
1. Having a surface that is not smooth:
2. Physically toughened so as to have great endurance:
3. Violently disturbed or agitated, as by storms:
4. Marked by vigorous physical exertion:
Translations
قَوي وخَشِن، غَليظ القَسَماتوَعِر، غَيْر مُسْتَوٍ
hrbolatýpevnýrozeklanýsilný
forrevengrovrobust
epätasainenhapankallioinenkarkeakarski
göröngyös
harîgerîur, òrekmikillósléttur, ógreiîfær
izrobotsnelīdzensskarbsstingrs
engebelikaya gibisağlam yapılı

rugged

[ˈrʌgɪd] ADJ
1. (= rough) [terrain, landscape] → accidentado, escabroso; [coastline, mountains] → escarpado
the rugged beauty of the islandla belleza violenta de la isla
2. (= strongly built, angular) [features] → duro; [man] → de rasgos duros
3. (= tough) [personality, character] → duro, áspero; [conditions] → duro; [individualism] → fuerte; [determination] → inquebrantable
hill farmers are a rugged breedlos ganaderos de las montañas son una raza dura de pelar
4. (= unrefined) [manners, character] → tosco, rudo
5. (= durable) [machine, clothing] → resistente; [construction] → fuerte, resistente

rugged

[ˈrʌgɪd] adj
[landscape, terrain] → accidenté(e)
[features] → rude
[character] → rude
[determination] → farouche
[equipment, construction, vehicle, clothing] → robuste

rugged

adj
(= rough, uneven)rau; country, landscape alsowild; cliff, rocks, mountainszerklüftet; groundfelsig; statuegrob
(= tough-looking) man, face, featuresmarkig
(= tough: in character) personalityrau; breedzäh, rau; determinationwild; resistanceverbissen; a rugged testeine harte Prüfung; rugged individualismrauer or knorriger Individualismus; hill farmers are a rugged breedBergbauern sind ein rauer Menschenschlag
(= durable) machinewiderstandsfähig; clothingstrapazierfähig

rugged

[ˈrʌgɪd] adj (terrain) → accidentato/a; (coastline, mountains) → frastagliato/a; (character) → rude; (features) → marcato/a, duro/a; (landscape) → aspro/a

rugged

(ˈragid) adjective
1. rocky; uneven. rugged mountains.
2. strong; tough. a rugged character; He had rugged good looks; He is tall and rugged.
ˈruggedly adverb
ˈruggedness noun
References in classic literature ?
The Crow horsemen, as they escorted them, appeared to take pride in showing off their equestrian skill and hardihood; careering at full speed on their half-savage steeds, and dashing among rocks and crags, and up and down the most rugged and dangerous places with perfect ease and unconcern.
The mountain seemed, for the most part, rugged, bare, and sterile; yet here and there it was clothed with pines, and with shrubs and flowering plants, some of which were in bloom.
The two cavalcades of white and red men, therefore, pushed on together, and presented a wild and picturesque spectacle, as, equipped with various weapons and in various garbs, with trains of pack-horses, they wound in long lines through the rugged defiles, and up and down the crags and steeps of the mountain.
The Rocky Mountains formed a vast barrier between them and the United States, and their stern and awful defiles, their rugged valleys, and the great western plains watered by their rivers, remained almost a terra incognita to the American trapper.
To waylay and harass a band of trappers with their pack-horses, when embarrassed in the rugged defiles of the mountains, has become as favorite an exploit with these Indians as the plunder of a caravan to the Arab of the desert.
At times, he may be seen with his traps on his shoulder, buffeting his way across rapid streams, amidst floating blocks of ice: at other times, he is to be found with his traps swung on his back clambering the most rugged mountains, scaling or descending the most frightful precipices, searching, by routes inaccessible to the horse, and never before trodden by white man, for springs and lakes unknown to his comrades, and where he may meet with his favorite game.
Day was already breaking in the east, and the summits of the great peaks had turned rosy red, while the valleys still lay in the shadow, when they found themselves with the cliffs on either hand and the long, rugged pass stretching away before them.
The broken and rugged road had wound along the crests of low hills, with wooded ridges on either side of it over which peeped the loftier mountains, the distant Peak of the South and the vast Altabisca, which towered high above them and cast its black shadow from left to right across the valley.
The fierce Sir Hugh Calverley, with his yellow mane, and the rugged Sir Robert Knolles, with their war-hardened and veteran companies of English bowmen, headed the long column; while behind them came the turbulent bands of the Bastard of Breteuil, Nandon de Bagerant, one-eyed Camus, Black Ortingo, La Nuit and others whose very names seem to smack of hard hands and ruthless deeds.
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