Rugged Definition

rŭgĭd
adjective
ruggeder, ruggedest
Having irregular projections and depressions; uneven in surface or contour; rough; wrinkled.
Rugged ground, a rugged coast.
Webster's New World
Strong, irregular, and wrinkled.
Webster's New World
Stormy; tempestuous.
Rugged weather.
Webster's New World
Sounding harsh.
Rugged tones.
Webster's New World
Severe; harsh; hard; stern.
A rugged life.
Webster's New World
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verb

Simple past tense and past participle of rug.

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Other Word Forms of Rugged

Adjective

Base Form:
rugged
Comparative:
ruggeder
Superlative:
ruggedest

Origin of Rugged

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English shaggy of Scandinavian origin

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

  • rug + -ed

    From Wiktionary

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