how to pronounce rugged


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rugged is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of rugged in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… say there are much more rugged than you …”

meanings of rugged


  1. Strong, sturdy, well-built.
  2. Having a rug or rugs.
  3. Violent; rude; boisterous.
  4. Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; rude.
  5. Covered with a rug.
  6. Harsh; grating; rough to the ear.
  7. Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled.
  8. Harsh; austere; hard; crabbed.
  9. Rough with bristles or hair; shaggy.
  10. Vigorous; robust; hardy.
  11. Broken into sharp or irregular points; uneven; not smooth; rough.
  12. Designed to reliably operate in harsh usage environments and conditions.
  13. Not neat or regular; irregular, uneven.
  14. Rocky and bare of plantlife.


  1. Simple past tense and past participle of rug.

rugged frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word rugged occurs in english on average 3.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics rugged can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that rugged can be often used in the following areas:

1) life, nature, and living environment;

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