Definition of 'rugged'
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Had he spotted something on the rugged moorland we looked out on to? Times, Sunday Times (2016)Race over the rugged terrain on a 4x4 tour or savour a more relaxed view from the back of a camel. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Yes, the routes are tough, but in such a rugged landscape that is to be expected. Times, Sunday Times (2017)The wind was howling and the high peaks looked rugged and beautiful in the extreme. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He has sandy brown hair and rugged good looks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The insurgency is concealed in rugged terrain and grows stronger. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Picture a rugged stretch of coastline with golden sands and shimmering rock pools. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Give me a rugged coastline or a windswept hilltop. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They are truly the dream place to snuggle up and stay warm while you admire the rugged coastline. The Sun (2013)The scenery turns mountainous and rugged. Times, Sunday Times (2015)These islands are rugged, eroded remnants of great volcanic cones. Macrosociology: An Introduction to Human Societies (1995)But the real star of the show is the rugged Shetland landscape. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Yet there are benefits to having a thatched home, beyond its rugged good looks. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They marched across rugged terrain in darkness before creeping up on the captors' lair. The Sun (2012)They promise much with their rugged looks and deliver little day-to-day practicality or affordability. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Its forces have pursued separatist fighters and their families in the rugged terrain of the Caucasus. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The island has a rugged coastline and mountainous interior, and it is renowned for its fishing and sailing. Times, Sunday Times (2013)We were based on the west of the island with its rugged, sheer cliffs and stunning ocean views. The Sun (2012)We also went south, where the landscape is incredibly rugged and dramatic and there is very little tourism. Times, Sunday Times (2012)We have a rugged determination. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The reason the beauty of this remote area has not been destroyed by mass tourism is because of the rugged dry landscape and lack of natural resources. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Its location was a totally exposed, rugged, mountainous area out of town. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She had curled again in the chair, watching the movements of his long, rugged body with something akin to admiration. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEMaine has long been the playground of the wealthy, its rugged coast and islands providing the backdrop to holiday snaps for generations of the more discreet super-rich. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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British English: rugged ADJECTIVE
A rugged area of land is uneven and covered with rocks, with few trees or plants.
...rugged mountainous terrain.
Definition of rugged from the Collins English Dictionary
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