Definition for RUG'GED

RUG'GED, a. [from the root of rug, rough, – which see.]

  1. Rough; full of asperities on the surface; broken into sharp or irregular points or crags, or otherwise uneven; as, a rugged mountain; a rugged road.
  2. Uneven; not neat or regular. His well proportion'd beard made rough and rugged. Shak.
  3. Rough in temper; harsh; hard; crabbed; austere. South.
  4. Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; as, rugged weather; a rugged season.
  5. Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; as, a rugged verse in poetry; rugged prose. Dryden.
  6. Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; as, rugged looks.
  7. Violent; rude; boisterous. Hudibras.
  8. Rough; shaggy; as, a rugged bear. Fairfax.
  9. In botany, scabrous; rough with tubercles or stiff points; or as a leaf or stem. Martyn.

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