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Synonyms for rugged
ˈrʌg ɪdrugged

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. rugged

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

    even, flat, horizontal, level, plain, plane

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. ruggedadjective

    rough, craggy, cragged, uneven, irregular, scraggy

  2. ruggedadjective

    harsh, inharmonious, grating

  3. ruggedadjective

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

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  1. ruggedadjective

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

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  1. 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.

  2. Lewis Lapham:

    Except in a few well-publicized instances (enough to lend credence to the iconography painted on the walls of the media), the rigorous practice of rugged individualism usually leads to poverty, ostracism and disgrace. The rugged individualist is too often mistaken for the misfit, the maverick, the spoilsport, the sore thumb.

  3. Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux:

    Honor is like an island, rugged and without a beach; once we have left it, we can never return.

  4. Cal Fire:

    Firefighting personnel continue to aggressively work in treacherous terrain, providing structure defense and improving containment lines. All road closures will remain closed. The terrain is brush covered, rugged and steep, with difficult access.

  5. Dave Gallo:

    It's more daunting than looking on Mars because there's no light, so we're in a completely unknown world in mountains that are the most rugged on earth. There's no maps, so it's all basic, pure exploration with a mission that not only are we exploring, but we're also looking for an aircraft.

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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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