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“rugged” in British English

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ruggedadjective

uk /ˈrʌɡ.ɪd/ us /ˈrʌɡ.ɪd/
ruggedly
adverb uk /ˈrʌɡ.ɪd.li/ us /ˈrʌɡ.ɪd.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)

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:

(Definition of “rugged” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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