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Adjective: rugged (ruggeder,ruggedest)  rú-gid
  1. Sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
    "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"
     
  2. Having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface
    "rugged fields";
    - furrowed
     
  3. Topographically very uneven
    "rugged ground";
    - broken
     
  4. Very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution
    "a rugged competitive examination"; "the rugged conditions of frontier life";
    - tough

Derived forms: ruggeder, ruggedest

See also: canaliculate, corrugated, difficult, hard, knockabout, robust, rough, rutted, rutty, strength, strong, sturdy, tough, toughened, unsmooth

Antonym: delicate

Encyclopedia: Rugged