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noun as in virility

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The Cardinals, Seahawks and Los Angeles Rams have matching 6-3 records atop the rugged NFC West.

During summers she went collecting, preferring to travel solo, even in rugged terrain.

As you trek south to north, the ocean puts on a show to your left, while oceanfront cliffs and the rugged King Range rise dramatically to your right.

Republicans have criticized her as an out-of-touch “extreme liberal” who hails from a tony mansion-dotted neighborhood in Kansas City, rather than Marshall’s hometown in the rugged plains.

This insect’s rugged exoskeleton is so tough that the beetle can survive getting run over by cars, and many would-be predators don’t stand a chance of cracking one open.

But thanks to work done in the 1960s and 1970s, “it is still seen as a representation of American Western ruggedness.”

But although Turner has exaggerated the ruggedness of Hindhead in his picture, the place is not at all gracious or suave.

The fact is that the immigrant stock quickly loses here its distinctive ruggedness.

In practice I do not believe in that picturesque ruggedness about the knees which seems so attractive to the average sculptor.

It is a mountain of striking individuality and peculiar ruggedness, though not extremely difficult to climb.

Joshua had doubtless much of the ruggedness of the early soldier, and it is not fair to blame him for want of sweetness and light.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to ruggedness, such as: manhood, potency, vigor, machismo, macho, and maleness.

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