Synonyms of rugged


1. rugged (vs. delicate), knockabout, sturdy, tough, robust, strong, tough#3, toughened

usage: sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"

2. furrowed (vs. unfurrowed), rugged, canaliculate, corrugated, rutted, rutty

usage: having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface; "furrowed fields"; "his furrowed face lit by a warming smile"

3. broken, rugged, rough (vs. smooth), unsmooth

usage: topographically very uneven; "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"

4. rugged, tough, difficult (vs. easy), hard

usage: very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; "a rugged competitive examination"; "the rugged conditions of frontier life"; "the competition was tough"; "it's a tough life"; "it was a tough job"

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Definition and meaning of rugged (Dictionary)