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Meaning of RUGGED

Pronunciation:  'rugid

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "a rugged trapper who spent months in the winderness"; "those that survive are stalwart rugged men"; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"
  2. [adj]  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"
  3. [adj]  rocky and steep
  4. [adj]  topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"

RUGGED is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: broken, clifflike, cliffy, craggy, difficult, hard, hardy, knockabout, rough, sturdy, unsmooth
 Antonyms: delicate
 See Also: robust, strong, tough, toughened



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Rug"ged\, a. [See {Rug}, n.]
1. Full of asperities on the surface; broken into sharp or
   irregular points, or otherwise uneven; not smooth; rough;
   as, a rugged mountain; a rugged road.

         The rugged bark of some broad elm.    --Milton.

2. Not neat or regular; uneven.

         His well-proportioned beard made rough and rugged.

3. Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy. ``The rugged Russian
   bear.'' --Shak.

4. Harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; -- said of temper,
   character, and the like, or of persons.

         Neither melt nor endear him, but leave him as hard,
         rugged, and unconcerned as ever.      --South.

5. Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude. --Milton.

6. Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, style,
   and the like.

         Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.

7. Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; -- said of looks, etc.
   ``Sleek o'er your rugged looks.'' --Shak.

8. Violent; rude; boisterrous; -- said of conduct, manners,

9. Vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc.
   [Colloq. U.S.]

Syn: Rough; uneven; wrinkled; cragged; coarse; rude; harsh;
     hard; crabbed; severe; austere; surly; sour; frowning;
     violent; boisterous; tumultuous; turbulent; stormy;
     tempestuous; inclement. -- {Rug"ged*ly}, adv. --
     {Rug"ged*ness}, n.