Rug"ged (?), a. [See Rug, n.]
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.
Not neat or regular; uneven.
His well-proportioned beard made rough and rugged.
Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy.
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.
Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude.
Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, style, and the like.
Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.
Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; -- said of looks, etc.
"Sleek o'er your rugged
Violent; rude; boisterrous; -- said of conduct, manners, etc.
Vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc.
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.
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