[ adjective ] sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
"a rugged trapper who spent months in the winderness" "those that survive are stalwart rugged men" "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"
Used in print(Chicago Daily Tribune...)
Perhaps the lesson we should take from these pages is that the welfare_state in England still allows wild scope for all kinds of rugged eccentrics .(Organic Gardening and Farming,...)
Pansies do n't have to be coddled ; they 'd rather have things rugged , with only moderate protection on the coldest days .(High Fidelity, 11:10...)
I , for one , rather regret that Schnabel did n't collaborate with the Budapest_Quartet , whose rugged , athletic playing was a good_deal closer to this pianist 's interpretative outlook than the style of the Belgian group .(Glayds H. Barr, The Master of Geneva....)
The firelight played over Eli 's flowing white locks and rugged features .