What does rugged mean?

Definitions for rugged
ˈrʌg ɪdrugged

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruggedadjective

    sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring

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

  2. furrowed, ruggedadjective

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

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

  3. broken, ruggedadjective

    topographically very uneven

    "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"

  4. rugged, toughadjective

    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. Ruggednoun

    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. Ruggednoun

    not neat or regular; uneven

  3. Ruggednoun

    rough with bristles or hair; shaggy

  4. Ruggednoun

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

  5. Ruggednoun

    stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude

  6. Ruggednoun

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

  7. Ruggednoun

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

  8. Ruggednoun

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

  9. Ruggednoun

    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. 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.

  2. Ray Pruitt:

    It's a remote area with very rugged terrain. Isolated, sparsely populated, a lot of it is high desert terrain; other parts are mountainous, i'm told there are caves in the area, there are mines, unoccupied homes, outbuildings, just a lot of places for a person to hide.

  3. 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.

  4. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho:

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

  5. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.

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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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