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English definition of “rugged”


adjective (STRONG)    /ˈrʌɡ.ɪd/
strong and simple; not delicate: Jeeps are rugged vehicles, designed for rough conditions.Physically strong and powerful describes a man's face that is strongly and attractively formed: She fell for his rugged good looks.AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant ruggedly     /-li/ adverb AttractiveSexual attractionSmart and elegant
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