HyperDic: rugged

English > 4 senses of the word rugged:
ADJECTIVEallruggedsturdy / sturdy and strong in constitution or construction
allrugged, furrowedhaving long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface
allrugged, brokentopographically very uneven
allrugged, toughvery difficult
rugged > pronunciation
Soundsrah'gahd
Rhymesabbreviated ... wounded: 365 rhymes with ahd...
English > rugged: 4 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsturdy / sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring.
Example"with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"
Attribute ofstrengthThe property of being physically or mentally strong
NarrowerknockaboutSuitable for rough use
sturdy, toughsubstantially made or constructed
See alsorobustSturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
strongHaving strength or power greater than average or expected
tough, toughenedphysically toughened
Oppositedelicateexquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing
Spanishescabroso
Nounsruggednessthe property of being big and strong
Adverbsruggedlyin a rugged / rugged manner
English > rugged: 4 senses > adjective 2
MeaningHaving long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface.
Synonymfurrowed
NarrowercanaliculateHaving thin parallel channels
corrugatedshaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges
rutted, ruttyFull of ruts
See alsowrinkled, wrinklyMarked by wrinkles
Oppositeunfurrowednot marked with shallow depressions or furrows
English > rugged: 4 senses > adjective 3
Meaningtopographically very uneven.
Example "rugged ground"
Synonymbroken
Broaderrough, unsmoothHaving or caused by an irregular surface
Spanishescabroso, escarpado
Nounsruggednessthe quality of being topologically uneven
English > rugged: 4 senses > adjective 4
MeaningVery difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution.
Examples
  • "a rugged competitive examination"
  • "the rugged conditions of frontier life"
Synonymtough
Broaderdifficult, hardnot easy
Nounsruggednessthe quality of being difficult to do

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