Simple Definition of rugged
: having a rough, uneven surface
of a man's face : having rough but attractive features
: strong and determined
Full Definition of rugged
2 : having a rough uneven surface : jagged <rugged mountains>
4 a : seamed with wrinkles and furrows : weathered —used of a human face b : showing facial signs of strength <rugged good looks>
6 a : presenting a severe test of ability, stamina, or resolution b : strongly built or constituted : robust <those that survive are stalwart, rugged men — L. D. Stamp>
Examples of rugged
the rugged surface of the moon
She did a painting of the region's rugged coastline.
People are attracted to his rugged good looks.
I admire her rugged individualism.
Origin of rugged
Middle English, from Middle English *rug
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of rugged
RUGGED Defined for Kids
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