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Synonyms for rugged
ˈrʌg ɪdrugged

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rugged

    broken, hilly, inclined, irregular, rolling, rough, slanting, sloping, uneven

    even, flat, horizontal, level, plain, plane

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ruggedadjective

    sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring

    "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"

    tough, furrowed, broken

    ethereal, tender, smooth, exquisite, light-handed, overdelicate, dainty, gossamer, fragile, pastel, delicate, easy

  2. furrowed, ruggedadjective

    having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface

    "furrowed fields"; "his furrowed face lit by a warming smile"

    tough, furrowed, broken

    pastel, dainty, tender, fragile, overdelicate, easy, delicate, light-handed, exquisite, ethereal, gossamer, smooth

  3. broken, ruggedadjective

    topographically very uneven

    "broken terrain"; "rugged ground"

    unkept, low, impoverished, humiliated, wiped out(p), broken in, tough, furrowed, busted, humbled, crushed, disordered, confused, broken, upset

    delicate, overdelicate, dainty, pastel, exquisite, easy, gossamer, ethereal, fragile, smooth, tender, light-handed

  4. rugged, toughadjective

    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"

    tough, toughened, problematic, broken, sturdy, hard, furrowed, problematical, elusive, baffling, bad, ruffianly, knotty

    light-handed, easy, pastel, delicate, ethereal, fragile, tender, exquisite, overdelicate, smooth, dainty, gossamer

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruggedadjective

    rough, craggy, cragged, uneven, irregular, scraggy

  2. ruggedadjective

    harsh, inharmonious, grating

  3. ruggedadjective

    [colloquial, U.S.] hardy, robust, vigorous, healthy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ruggedadjective

    irregular, rough, uneven, scraggy, cragged, craggy, inclement, tempestuous, turbulent, boisterous, wild, robust, hardy, vigorous, austere, crabbed, harsh, unfeeling

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How to use rugged in a sentence?

  1. James A. Garfield:

    Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis. Conservatives have their place in the piping times of peace; but in emergencies only rugged issue men amount to much.

  2. William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne:

    My esoteric doctrine, is that if you entertain any doubt, it is safest to take the unpopular side in the first instance. Transit from the unpopular, is easy... but from the popular to the unpopular is so steep and rugged that it is impossible to maintain it.

  3. Cal Fire:

    The fire line that remains uncontained is located in steep and rugged terrain where it is unsafe for firefighters to access due to the heavy rains.

  4. Predrag Maric:

    The main problem is that the terrain is very rugged, inaccessible, technicians are dangling over deep ravines from cables covered with an inch of ice.

  5. Sean McGoffin:

    The smugglers oftentimes will bring people across, these migrants have a lot of difficulties, have an issue, and get left behind, it's a very large area, very rugged, rough terrain, lightly populated throughout the entire area, so we do have a lot of areas that we cover.

Translations for rugged

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  • robustGerman
  • barboso, duro, vigoroso, al lote, bravo, despelotado, rudo, velludo, robusto, difícil, violento, turbulento, a lo natural, fuerte, filudo, rasposo, escabroso, toscoSpanish
  • kallioinen, karu, epätasainen, myrskyinen, vankka, raastava, riipivä, karkea, hapan, rosoinen, karski, takkuinenFinnish
  • solide, sévère, violent, hargneux, rugueux, rude, irrégulier, turbulent, robuste, tempétueuxFrench
  • ruvidoItalian
  • מחוספסHebrew
  • ruggedLatin
  • tuarangarangaMāori
  • ruig, grof, potig, ruwDutch
  • robustNorwegian
  • бурный, грубый, щетинистый, неровный, резкий, суровый, угрюмый, шероховатый, строгий, пересечённый, прочный, крепкий, изрезанныйRussian
  • engebeliTurkish

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