Rugged

Definition of Rugged

Rug´ged
a.1.Full of asperities on the surface; broken into sharp or irregular points, or otherwise uneven; not smooth; rough; as, a rugged mountain; a rugged road.
The rugged bark of some broad elm.
- Milton.
2.Not neat or regular; uneven.
His well-proportioned beard made rough and rugged.
- Shak.
3.Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy.
4.Harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; - said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons.
Neither melt nor endear him, but leave him as hard, rugged, and unconcerned as ever.
- South.
5.Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude.
6.Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; - said of sound, style, and the like.
Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.
- Dryden.
7.Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; - said of looks, etc.
8.Violent; rude; boisterrous; - said of conduct, manners, etc.
9.Vigorous; robust; hardy; - said of health, physique, etc.

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