rugged

[ ruhg-id ]
/ ˈrʌg ɪd /

adjective

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Origin of rugged

1300–50; Middle English < Scandinavian; compare Swedish rugga to roughen (of cloth); cf. rug

OTHER WORDS FROM rugged

rug·ged·ly, adverbrug·ged·ness, nounun·rug·ged, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ruggedness

rugged
/ (ˈrʌɡɪd) /

adjective

Derived forms of rugged

ruggedly, adverbruggedness, noun

Word Origin for rugged

C14: from Scandinavian; compare Swedish rugga to make rough
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