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rugged

rug·ged

rugged

 
 
pronunciation:
ruh gihd
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: having a surface that is rough and broken.
They headed up the rugged trail.
synonyms:
rough, uneven
similar words:
irregular, rocky
definition 2: strong and rough looking.
The farmer has a rugged face.
synonyms:
creased, crinkled, furrowed, lined, wrinkled
similar words:
coarse, gnarled, rough
definition 3: strong or sturdy.
The rugged ship made it through the storm.
synonyms:
hardy, hearty, robust, sturdy, tough
antonyms:
fragile, frail
similar words:
burly, husky, muscular, rough, solid, sound, stout
definition 4: causing hardship or strain; harsh.
His ancestors lived a rugged life in the highlands of Scotland.
synonyms:
demanding, exacting, harsh, strict, tough
antonyms:
easy
similar words:
austere, difficult, hard, rigid, severe
derivations: ruggedly (adv.), ruggedness (n.)
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