1) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n A rugged area of land is uneven and covered with rocks, with few trees or plants. [LITERARY]
We left the rough track and bumped our way over a rugged mountainous terrain.Derived words:ruggedly ADV ADV adj
...a ruggedly beautiful wilderness.ruggedness N-UNCOUNT
The island's ruggedness symbolises our history and the character of the people.2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe a man as rugged, you mean that he has strong, masculine features. [LITERARY]
A look of pure disbelief crossed Shankly's rugged face.Derived words:ruggedly ADV ADV adj, ADV -ed
He was six feet tall and ruggedly handsome.3) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n (approval) If you describe someone's character as rugged, you mean that they are strong and determined, and have the ability to cope with difficult situations.
Rugged individualism forged America's frontier society.4) ADJ-GRADED A rugged piece of equipment is strong and is designed to last a long time, even if it is treated roughly.
The camera combines rugged reliability with unequalled optical performance and speed.Derived words:ruggedness N-UNCOUNT
The body is 90% titanium for ruggedness.
English dictionary. 2008.