Rugged meaning

rŭgĭd
Tempestuous; stormy.

The rugged weather of the North Atlantic.

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Rugged is defined as durable or sturdy, or a rough terrain or landscape.

A big Jeep made for off-roading and going outdoors is an example of a rugged car.

A rocky, rough and mountainous landscape is an example of a rugged landscape.

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Having a rough irregular surface.

Rugged terrain.

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Having strong features marked with furrows or wrinkles.

The rugged face of the old sailor.

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Having a sturdy build or strong constitution.

A rugged trapper who spent months in the wilderness.

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Stormy; tempestuous.

Rugged weather.

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Demanding great effort, ability, or endurance.

The rugged conditions of barracks life.

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Lacking culture or polish; coarse and rude.

Rugged manners and ribald wit.

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Having irregular projections and depressions; uneven in surface or contour; rough; wrinkled.

Rugged ground, a rugged coast.

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Strong, irregular, and wrinkled.
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Sounding harsh.

Rugged tones.

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Severe; harsh; hard; stern.

A rugged life.

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Not polished, cultivated, refined, or elegant; rude.

Rugged manners.

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Strong; robust; sturdy; vigorous.
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Requiring great skill, strength, endurance, etc.

A rugged test.

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Broken into sharp or irregular points; uneven; not smooth; rough.
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Not neat or regular; irregular, uneven.
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Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy.
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(of a person) Strong, sturdy, well-built.
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(of land) Rocky and bare of plantlife.
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Harsh; austere; hard; crabbed; -- said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons.
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Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude.
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Harsh; grating; rough to the ear -- said of sound, style, and the like.
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Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; -- said of looks, etc.
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Violent; rude; boisterous; -- said of conduct, manners, etc.
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Vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc.
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(computing, of a computer) Designed to reliably operate in harsh usage environments and conditions.
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Having a rug or rugs.
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Covered with a rug.
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Simple past tense and past participle of rug.
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Origin of rugged

  • Middle English shaggy of Scandinavian origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English rugged, roggyd, ruggyd, from Old Provençal rugat (“creased, wrinkled"), from Old Provençal ruga (“crease, wrinkle").

    From Wiktionary

  • rug + -ed

    From Wiktionary