What does rugged mean?

Definitions for ruggedˈrʌg ɪd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word rugged.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. rugged(adj)

    sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring

    "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"

  2. furrowed, rugged(adj)

    having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface

    "furrowed fields"; "his furrowed face lit by a warming smile"

  3. broken, rugged(adj)

    topographically very uneven

    "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"

  4. rugged, tough(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"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rugged(noun)

    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

  2. Rugged(noun)

    not neat or regular; uneven

  3. Rugged(noun)

    rough with bristles or hair; shaggy

  4. Rugged(noun)

    harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; -- said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons

  5. Rugged(noun)

    stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude

  6. Rugged(noun)

    rough to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, style, and the like

  7. Rugged(noun)

    sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; -- said of looks, etc

  8. Rugged(noun)

    violent; rude; boisterrous; -- said of conduct, manners, etc

  9. Rugged(noun)

    vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rugged

    rug′ed, adj. rough: uneven: shaggy: sour: stormy: grating to the ear: wrinkled: ruffled: homely: unpolished: rough: ungentle: (U.S.) robust.—adv. Rugg′edly.—n. Rugg′edness.—adjs. Rugg′y, rough: uneven; Rug′-head′ed, shock-headed. [Scand.; cf. Rug.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rugged in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rugged in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho:

    Mud, rugged terrain and bad weather hampered our rescue efforts.

  2. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

    Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    It's tough time that actually reveals your/one's true colour i.e. whether you/one are/is tough or not, rugged or not, persistent or not.

  4. Predrag Maric:

    The main problem is that the terrain is very rugged, inaccessible, technicians are dangling over deep ravines from cables covered with an inch of ice.

  5. Cal Fire:

    Firefighting personnel continue to aggressively work in treacherous terrain, providing structure defense and improving containment lines. All road closures will remain closed. The terrain is brush covered, rugged and steep, with difficult access.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • barboso, escabroso, fuerte, violento, velludo, despelotado, vigoroso, duro, robusto, difícil, turbulento, a lo natural, rasposo, tosco, filudo, bravo, al lote, rudoSpanish
  • epätasainen, riipivä, hapan, takkuinen, rosoinen, raastava, kallioinen, myrskyinen, vankka, karu, karkea, karskiFinnish
  • hargneux, rugueux, tempétueux, solide, robuste, turbulent, irrégulier, violent, sévère, rudeFrench
  • ruvidoItalian
  • ruggedLatin
  • tuarangarangaMāori
  • potig, ruw, ruig, grofDutch
  • robustNorwegian
  • грубый, щетинистый, суровый, угрюмый, шероховатый, строгий, пересечённый, прочный, изрезанный, бурный, крепкий, резкий, неровныйRussian

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