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Dictionary definition for: Rugged

1. (a) sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "a rugged trapper who spent months in the winderness" "those that survive are stalwart rugged men" "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"

2. (s) topographically very uneven; "broken terrain" "rugged ground"

3. (s) rocky and steep

4. (s) very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution; "a rugged competitive examination" "the rugged conditions of frontier life" "the competition was tough" "it''s a tough life" "it was a tough job"

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