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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

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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. Emeasoba George:

    It's tough time that actually reveals your/one's true colour i.e. whether you/one are/is tough or not, rugged or not, persistent or not.

  3. 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.

  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. 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.

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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