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Having an irregular or uneven surface, edge, or outline
“Due to Canada's rugged terrain and a severe climate, a good part of the remainder of the country is inhabited by only a few small communities.”
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Imposing or constituting a physical, mental, or figurative load
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“Pondering their choices, managers, rangers, and wildlife biologists decided that a public hunt could not remove enough of the herd, due to the rugged conditions of winter in Yellowstone.”
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Difficult or challenging in nature, especially physically
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“Those pusillanimous pussycats who may abhor contact sports have no right to deny rugged sports to those individuals who wish to accept the challenges and the inherent risks involved.”
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(of a person or object) Capable of withstanding physical strain or hardship
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“The drovers returned home carrying hard cash and gossip from abroad, bolstering their reputation for being rough, tough and rugged individuals.”
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Having attractively strong and masculine features
“He appears to lack any existence outside of his role as a drill sergeant, through which he reasserts his rugged manliness daily.”
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Having a physique with prominent or well-defined muscles
“Myrtle is stunned by his crass behavior but is simultaneously attracted to his rugged physique.”
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Having or requiring toughness and determination in one's will or purpose
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“These are stories of rugged determination and the pledge to never ever give up on one's dream.”
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Distasteful, crass or vulgar in nature
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“The author is a keen observer, and withal possesses a rugged humor that runs through every stroke of his virile pen.”
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Having a harsh or menacing demeanor or nature
“Utterson was a man of a rugged countenance that was never lighted by a smile.”
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Consisting of matter all through
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Having a tough, hard texture like leather
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Characteristic of great power or forcefulness
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Not civilized, typically with implications of a savage or violent nature
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Resembling a squawk
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Characterized by windy or stormy conditions
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Causing or characterized by tumult, chaos, disorder, or turbulence
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Worn, torn, or ragged, as if into rags
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Barren and devoid of inhabitants
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Dangerous or full of peril
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Toughened
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Behaving, spoken or done in a determined and forceful way
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Covered in hair or bristles
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