Synonyms of rugged in English:

rugged


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adjective

1‘the rugged coast path meanders among tall cliffs’

SYNONYMS
rough, uneven, bumpy, rocky, stony, irregular, pitted, broken up, jagged, craggy, precipitous
ANTONYMS

smooth

2‘the sort of conditions which could tear a wheel off a less rugged vehicle’

SYNONYMS
durable, robust, sturdy, strong, strongly made, hard-wearing, built to last, tough, resilient
ANTONYMS

flimsy, fragile

3‘up on the scaffolding, two rugged manly types whistled at her’

SYNONYMS
well built, burly, strong, big and strong, muscular, muscly, brawny, strapping, chunky, husky, broad-shouldered, powerfully built, muscle-bound
tough, hardy, robust, sturdy, vigorous, hale and hearty, lusty, solid, mighty
informal hunky, beefy, hulking, ripped, shredded
North American informal buff
dated stalwart
literary thewy, stark
ANTONYMS

frail, weedy, skinny

4‘Drew's rugged features’

SYNONYMS
strong, craggy, rough-hewn, rough-textured, manly, masculine
irregular
weather-beaten, weathered
ANTONYMS

delicate, pretty

5‘a rugged outdoor life’

SYNONYMS
austere, tough, harsh, spartan, exacting, taxing, demanding, difficult, hard, arduous, rigorous, strenuous, onerous
ANTONYMS

easy

6‘the region is a bastion of rugged individualism’

SYNONYMS
uncompromising, unwavering, unflinching, firm, tenacious, determined, resolute
ANTONYMS

ineffectual, feeble