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.

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.

"The rugged Russian bear."

Shak.

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.

Milton.

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.

"Sleek o'er your rugged looks."

Shak.

8.

Violent; rude; boisterrous; -- said of conduct, manners, etc.

9.

Vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc.

[Colloq. U.S.]

Syn. -- Rough; uneven; wrinkled; cragged; coarse; rude; harsh; hard; crabbed; severe; austere; surly; sour; frowning; violent; boisterous; tumultuous; turbulent; stormy; tempestuous; inclement.

-- Rug"ged*ly (#), adv. -- Rug"ged*ness, n.

 

© Webster 1913.

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