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Definition 1: sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where rugged or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(rugged is similar to ...) suitable for rough use

"a knockabout overcoat" "a knockabout old car"

(rugged is similar to ...) substantially made or constructed

"sturdy steel shelves" "sturdy canvas" "a tough all-weather fabric" "some plastics are as tough as metal"

(means also ...) sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction

"a robust body" "a robust perennial"

(means also ...) having strength or power greater than average or expected

"a strong radio signal" "strong medicine" "a strong man"

(means also ...) physically toughened

"the tough bottoms of his feet"

(... are attributes of rugged) the property of being physically or mentally strong

"fatigue sapped his strength"

Definition 2: having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where rugged or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • furrowed fields
  • his furrowed face lit by a warming smile

Synonyms for rugged in the sense of this definition

(rugged is similar to ...) having thin parallel channels

"canaliculate leafstalks of certain plants"

(rugged is similar to ...) shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges

"the surface of the ocean was rippled and corrugated"

(rugged is similar to ...) full of ruts

"rutty farm roads"

Definition 3: very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rugged or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a rugged competitive examination
  • the rugged conditions of frontier life
  • the competition was tough
  • it's a tough life
  • it was a tough job

Synonyms for rugged in the sense of this definition

(rugged is similar to ...) not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

"a difficult task" "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access" "difficult times" "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?"

Definition 4: topographically very uneven - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where rugged or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • broken terrain
  • rugged ground

Synonyms for rugged in the sense of this definition

(rugged is similar to ...) having or caused by an irregular surface

"trees with rough bark" "rough ground" "rough skin" "rough blankets" "his unsmooth face"

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