Synonyms for (adjective) rugged

Synonyms: rugged

Definition: sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring

Usage: with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture

Similar words: knockabout

Definition: suitable for rough use

Usage: a knockabout overcoat; a knockabout old car


Similar words: sturdy, tough

Definition: substantially made or constructed

Usage: sturdy steel shelves; sturdy canvas; a tough all-weather fabric; some plastics are as tough as metal


Synonyms: tough, rugged

Definition: very difficult; severely testing stamina or resolution

Usage: a rugged competitive examination; the rugged conditions of frontier life; the competition was tough; it's a tough life; it was a tough job

Similar words: difficult, hard

Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

Usage: a difficult task; nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access; difficult times; why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?


Synonyms: broken, rugged

Definition: topographically very uneven

Usage: broken terrain; rugged ground

Similar words: unsmooth, rough

Definition: having or caused by an irregular surface

Usage: trees with rough bark; rough ground; rough skin; rough blankets; his unsmooth face


Synonyms: rugged, furrowed

Definition: having long narrow shallow depressions (as grooves or wrinkles) in the surface

Usage: furrowed fields; his furrowed face lit by a warming smile

Similar words: canaliculate

Definition: having thin parallel channels

Usage: canaliculate leafstalks of certain plants


Similar words: corrugated

Definition: shaped into alternating parallel grooves and ridges

Usage: the surface of the ocean was rippled and corrugated


Similar words: rutted, rutty

Definition: full of ruts

Usage: rutty farm roads