Definition of rugged in English:

rugged

Line breaks: rug¦ged
Pronunciation: /ˈrʌgɪd
 
/

adjective

Derivatives

ruggedly

adverb
More example sentences
  • The family lived in a sprawling estate with outbuildings then let out as guest accommodation, set in ruggedly beautiful Scottish countryside, about 70 miles from Glasgow.
  • He was superbly physically fit, ruggedly handsome, universally popular, dedicated to his job, honest, loyal and I was privileged to be but one of his many friends.
  • Its setting on the central Californian coast remains idyllic; the town is enfolded by forested hills and looks out on a ruggedly beautiful bay in which blue, gray and killer whales are often seen.

ruggedness

noun
More example sentences
  • The tiny drive has two key attributes that make it useful to its target market: low power usage and ruggedness.
  • The strength and ruggedness of the chains provide excellent performance in mud, snow and on ice.
  • What the injuries reflect is the ruggedness of the terrain.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense 'shaggy', also (of a horse) 'rough-coated'): probably of Scandinavian origin; compare with Swedish rugga 'roughen', also with rug.

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