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"rugged" in British English

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ruggedadjective

uk   us   /ˈrʌɡ.ɪd/

rugged adjective (NOT EVEN)

(of ​land) ​wild and not ​even; not ​easy to ​travel over: rugged ​landscape/​terrain/​hills/​cliffs

rugged adjective (STRONG)

strong and ​simple; not ​delicate: Jeeps are rugged ​vehicles, ​designed for ​roughconditions. If a man's ​face is rugged, it is ​strongly and ​attractivelyformed: She ​fell for his rugged good ​looks.
ruggedly
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(Definition of rugged from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"rugged" in American English

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ruggedadjective

 us   /ˈrʌɡ·ɪd/

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)
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