What does rugged mean?

Definitions for rugged
ˈrʌg ɪdrugged

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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.]

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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

Examples of rugged in a Sentence

  1. Lewis Lapham:

    Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigorous practice of rugged individualism usually leads to poverty, ostracism and disgrace. The rugged individualist is too often mistaken for the misfit, the maverick, the spoilsport, the sore thumb.

  2. 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.

  3. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho:

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

  4. Emeasoba George:

    I'm too positive minded to become negative minded. I'm too optimistic to become pessimistic. I'm equally too hopeful to become hopeless in life. Moreover, I'm too determined to become frustrated and defeated. I'm as well too rugged to become dispirited by anything or anyone. Now, that's why the slaughter house of failure cannot and will never rule over me and my God-given destiny. What am I trying to say in essence? I'm just saying that, I'm a positivist to the core. Besides, I'm equally a die hard optimist. Who are you and how about you anyway?

  5. Adam Twidell:

    The runway appears, framed in the island's rugged outline as you approach. Depending on wind conditions, pilots can land on both ends of the 400-meter strip. It's like landing on an aircraft carrier, with a deep drop-off into the sea.

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Translations for rugged

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  • 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
  • engebeliTurkish

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