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ruggedly

[ ruhg-id ]SEE DEFINITION OF ruggedly

Synonyms for ruggedly

  • haphazardly
  • bumpily
  • choppily
  • roughly
  • unsteadily
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Antonyms for ruggedly

  • equally
  • evenly
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RUGGEDLY

Both come from the Shetland Islands, which are north of Scotland and are ruggedly wild.

He was the dark, ruggedly handsome type, the kind who took it for granted that women should fawn over him.

His ruggedly honest nature and stern sense of justice could not get over those past failings.

New York had not had time as yet to remove the bronze tan of an outdoor life from Blake's ruggedly good-looking face.

His hands were large and well kept, but ruggedly formed, and the backs were shaded with crinkly reddish hair.

"Only—" ruggedly the soft little chin thrust itself forth into stubborn outline again.

They appeared to be pretty much of one class, uneducated, dull, and just about as ruggedly built as their men.

He did not, however, expect to find in his garden a stately palm-tree—a character so lofty and ruggedly strong.

His face was ruggedly formed, but it looked like ashes—like something from which all the warmth and light had died out.

In appearance, Cro-Magnon Man was ruggedly handsome, both in figure and face.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, "rough, shaggy, careworn" (originally of animals), from Old Norse rogg "shaggy tuft" (see rug). "The precise relationship to ragged is not quite clear, but the stem is no doubt ultimately the same" [OED]. Meaning "vigorous, strong, robust" is American English, by 1848.

Hoover said the phrase was not his own, and it is attested from 1897, though not in a patriotic context. Related: Ruggedly; ruggedness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RUGGEDLY

unevenly

adverbraggedly
  • bumpily
  • choppily
  • haphazardly
  • roughly
  • ruggedly
  • unsteadily
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