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Synonyms for rugged
ˈrʌg ɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. rugged(adj)

    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, rugged(adj)

    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, rugged(adj)

    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, tough(adj)

    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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rugged

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

    even, flat, horizontal, level, plain, plane

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. rugged

    uneven, bristly, shaggy, rough, wrinkled, rude, harsh, hard, crabbed, severe, austere, surly, turbulent, inclement, bluff, blunt, untutored, churlish, unpolished, difficult

    even, smooth, polished, glabrous, silky, glassy, refined, fine, finished, soft, mild, courtly, courteous

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. rugged(a.)

    rough, craggy, cragged, uneven, irregular, scraggy

  2. rugged(a.)

    harsh, inharmonious, grating

  3. rugged(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rugged(a)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "rugged":

    robust, rough, ruggedized, beefy, chequered, steep, hilly, resilient, bumpy, resistant, joyless, sturdy, manly, resistive, big-boned, uneven, wild

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How to use rugged in a sentence?

  1. The RCMP:

    I know that todays news is not what the families of the victims and the communities of northern Manitoba wanted to hear. But when searching for people in vast, remote and rugged locations, it is always a possibility that they are not immediately located.

  2. 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.

  3. Emeasoba George:

    I'm too positive minded to become negative minded. I'm too optimistic to become pessimistic. I'm equally too hopeful to become hopeless in life. Moreover, I'm too determined to become frustrated and defeated. I'm as well too rugged to become dispirited by anything or anyone. Now, that's why the slaughter house of failure cannot and will never rule over me and my God-given destiny. What am I trying to say in essence? I'm just saying that, I'm a positivist to the core. Besides, I'm equally a die hard optimist. Who are you and how about you anyway?

  4. Pete Cunningham:

    In addition to being the world's first smartphone to integrate thermal imaging it's also the world's most waterproof phone, you can take this to depths of five meters waterproof. It's also designed to be dropped from 1.8 meters onto concrete without smashing, so there's lots of other rugged credentials that means we deliver it in this size. I think over time you'll see the ability to reduce the thickness of the device as well.

  5. Secretary Wilkie:

    Once again the halls of Congress reverberate with odes to rugged individualism, state sovereignty, and contempt for the centralized super-state, these are bloodless battles Jefferson Davis could never fight but, they are no less vital for the future of American civilization. As our cities decay and our standards and spiritual traditions deteriorate, America is searching for a better way. Walker Percy urged us to look South to recover community, stability, and sense of place in God's order which we have regrettably lost. That is a tall proposition but it is certainly one Jefferson Davis would understand and certainly one for which Jefferson Davis would fight.

Translations for rugged

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  • barboso, escabroso, fuerte, violento, velludo, despelotado, vigoroso, duro, robusto, difícil, turbulento, a lo natural, rasposo, tosco, filudo, bravo, al lote, rudoSpanish
  • epätasainen, riipivä, hapan, takkuinen, rosoinen, raastava, kallioinen, myrskyinen, vankka, karu, karkea, karskiFinnish
  • hargneux, rugueux, tempétueux, solide, robuste, turbulent, irrégulier, violent, sévère, rudeFrench
  • ruvidoItalian
  • ruggedLatin
  • tuarangarangaMāori
  • potig, ruw, ruig, grofDutch
  • robustNorwegian
  • грубый, щетинистый, суровый, угрюмый, шероховатый, строгий, пересечённый, прочный, изрезанный, бурный, крепкий, резкий, неровныйRussian
  • engebeliTurkish

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