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1. rugged

adjective. ['ˈrʌgəd'] sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring.

Synonyms

  • tough
  • strong
  • robust
  • knockabout
  • sturdy
  • strength

Antonyms

  • frail
  • delicate
  • weak
  • tender

Etymology

  • rugged (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Rugged

  • legged
  • ragged

Example sentences of the word rugged


1. Adjective
Erect-crested penguins usually inhabit rugged terrain environments, and mating activities often occur close to those of rockhopper penguins.

2. Verb, past participle
Also, bring along a pair of rugged shoes or boots regardless of the time of year.

Quotes containing the word rugged


1. Napoleon said of Massena, that he was not himself until the battle began to go against him; then, when the dead began to fall in ranks around him, awoke his powers of combination, and he put on terror and victory as a robe. So it is in rugged crises, in unweariable endurance, and in aims which put sympathy out of question, that the angel is shown.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson, Collected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Volume I: Nature, Addresses, and Lectures

2. rugged

adjective. ['ˈrʌgəd'] having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface.

Synonyms

  • rutted
  • furrowed
  • canaliculate
  • rutty

Antonyms

  • nonviolent
  • good
  • powerless
  • sterile

Etymology

  • rugged (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. rugged

adjective. ['ˈrʌgəd'] very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution.

Synonyms

  • tough
  • hard

Antonyms

  • inexperienced
  • untempered
  • edible

Etymology

  • rugged (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. rugged

adjective. ['ˈrʌgəd'] topographically very uneven.

Synonyms

  • broken
  • unsmooth

Antonyms

  • soft
  • sensitive
  • comfortable

Etymology

  • rugged (Middle English (1100-1500))
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