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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.
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Adv.1.ruggedly - in a rugged manner
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(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
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His face was ruggedly formed, but it looked like ashes--like something from which all the warmth and light had died out.
All his journeys were ruggedly performed; for he was always steadfast in a purpose of saving money for Emily's sake, when she should be found.
In vigorous reaction against the sometimes nerveless melody of most contemporary poets Donne often makes his verse as ruggedly condensed (often as obscure) and as harsh as possible.
Old Betty Higden fared upon her pilgrimage as many ruggedly honest creatures, women and men, fare on their toiling way along the roads of life.
I am ready for my costume And just in case I have to spell it out, I am dressed as a ruggedly handsome fashion icon and Bradley Cooper look-alike.
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Ruggedly constructed, the flow controller can be configured as a plant or panel-mounted unit offering two-stage batch control and automatic over-run compensation.
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Meanwhile, on a neighbouring remote South Pacific outcrop, more sexual stereotyping was achieved as the macho men ruggedly swore at each other and growled about violent retribution.
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