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One entry found for rugged.
Main Entry: rug·ged
Pronunciation: primarystressrschwag-schwad
Function: adjective
1 : having a rough uneven surface <hiking on rugged trails> <the rugged surface of the moon>
2 : having wrinkles or uneven features <their rugged faces> <rugged good looks>
3 : having a rough but strong or sturdy character <rugged pioneers> <the rugged dignity of an oak>
4 : involving hardship : presenting a severe test of physical, mental, or moral strength <a rugged winter> <rugged training> <the rugged life of a sailor>
5 : being strong and tough <rugged enough to stand hard use>
synonym see ROUGH
- rug·ged·ly adverb
- rug·ged·ness noun

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