English version

rugged

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Geography
ruggedrug‧ged /ˈrʌɡɪd/ ●○○ adjective 🔊 🔊 1 SGland that is rugged is rough and uneven 🔊 a rugged coastline 🔊 the rugged beauty of the Highlandssee thesaurus at rough2 BEAUTIFUL/GOOD-LOOKINGa man who is rugged is good-looking and has strong features which are often not perfect 🔊 his rugged good looks3 STRONG OBJECTa vehicle or piece of equipment that is rugged is strongly built and not likely to break easily syn sturdy4 rugged behaviour is confident and determined but not always polite 🔊 rugged individualismruggedly adverbruggedness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
ruggedThe coastline is rugged and harsh.Then we moved to a bungalow, marginally out of sight of the rugged coastline.Ann admired his rugged good looks.a rugged individualHe loved the rugged landscape of the West.There are no high-powered radio or television stations, and only a few electric-power transmission lines crisscross the rugged landscape.Up on the scaffolding, the two rugged manly types whistled at the womenfolk.Our national supply of top-grade, rugged military leadership material must already be spoiled.a rugged mountain bikeHe was solidly built and looked like a rugged quarterback.There you will meet a tall, rugged stranger taking his car engine to bits with no hope of reassembling it.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.