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.
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The rugged bark of some broad elm.
Milton.
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2. Not neat or regular; uneven.
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His well-proportioned beard made rough and rugged.
Shak.
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3. Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy. "The rugged Russian bear." Shak.
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4. Harsh; hard; crabbed; austere; -- said of temper, character, and the like, or of persons.
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Neither melt nor endear him, but leave him as hard, rugged, and unconcerned as ever.
South.
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5. Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude. Milton.
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6. Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; -- said of sound, style, and the like.
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Through the harsh cadence of a rugged line.
Dryden.
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7. Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; -- said of looks, etc. "Sleek o'er your rugged looks." Shak.
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8. Violent; rude; boisterrous; -- said of conduct, manners, etc.
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9. Vigorous; robust; hardy; -- said of health, physique, etc. [Colloq. U.S.]
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Syn. -- Rough; uneven; wrinkled; cragged; coarse; rude; harsh; hard; crabbed; severe; austere; surly; sour; frowning; violent; boisterous; tumultuous; turbulent; stormy; tempestuous; inclement.
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-- Rug"ged*ly (#), adv. -- Rug"ged*ness, n.
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