Definition of rugged
2 : having a rough uneven surface : jagged rugged mountains
4a : seamed with wrinkles and furrows : weathered —used of a human faceb : showing facial signs of strength rugged good looks
6a : presenting a severe test of ability, stamina, or resolutionb : strongly built or constituted : robust those that survive are stalwart, rugged men — L. D. Stamp
Examples of rugged in a Sentence
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.
Recent Examples of rugged from the Web
Playing at the midfield base of Ralph Hasenhüttl's imaginative 4-2-2-2 system, the 22-year-old Keita was at the heart of everything good for Leipzig last season, combining a combative and rugged defensive style with attacking skill and impetus.
The shore of Skilak Lake in that area is rugged, with a dense forest of spruce, birch and tangled alder brush.
The windows frame the rugged beauty of the surrounding countryside.
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Many would argue that Tallon’s selection of rugged defenseman Erik Gudbranson at No.
But the rugged and remote wilderness is famous for another reason.
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Origin and Etymology of rugged
Middle English, from Middle English *rug
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of rugged
RUGGED Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of rugged for English Language Learners
: having a rough, uneven surface
of a man's face : having rough but attractive features
: strong and determined
RUGGED Defined for Kids
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