Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “rugged”

rugged

adjective  /ˈrʌɡ·ɪd/ us  

rugged adjective (STRONG)

strong or powerful; not delicate: rugged individualism If you describe a man’s face as rugged, you mean it is strong and rough: rugged good looks

rugged adjective (UNEVEN)

(of land) uneven and wild; not easy to travel over: rugged terrain/cliffs
(Definition of rugged from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of rugged?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “rugged” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

flair

natural ability to do something well

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More