Ruggedness
Rugged Rug"ged, a. [See {Rug}, n.] 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. [1913 Webster]

The rugged bark of some broad elm. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Not neat or regular; uneven. [1913 Webster]

His well-proportioned beard made rough and rugged. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy. ``The rugged Russian bear.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. Harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; -- said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons. [1913 Webster]

Neither melt nor endear him, but leave him as hard, rugged, and unconcerned as ever. --South. [1913 Webster]

5. Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

6. Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, style, and the like. [1913 Webster]

Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

7. Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; -- said of looks, etc. ``Sleek o'er your rugged looks.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster]

8. Violent; rude; boisterrous; -- said of conduct, manners, etc. [1913 Webster]

9. Vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]

Syn: Rough; uneven; wrinkled; cragged; coarse; rude; harsh; hard; crabbed; severe; austere; surly; sour; frowning; violent; boisterous; tumultuous; turbulent; stormy; tempestuous; inclement. [1913 Webster] -- {Rug"ged*ly}, adv. -- {Rug"ged*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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