Meaning of “rugged” - Learner’s Dictionary

rugged

adjective uk us /ˈrʌɡɪd/
LAND

If an area of land is rugged, it looks rough and has lots of rocks:

a rugged coastline
MAN

If a man looks rugged, his face looks strong and attractive:

a rugged face

(Definition of “rugged” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)