RUG'GED, adjective [from the root of rug, rough, which see.]
1. Rough; full of asperities on the surface; broken into sharp or irregular points or crags, or otherwise uneven; as a rugged mountain; a rugged road.
2. Uneven; not neat or regular.
His well proportion'd beard made rough and rugged
3. Rough in temper; harsh; hard; crabbed; austere.
4. Stormy; turbulent; tempestuous; as rugged weather; a rugged season.
5. Rough to the ear; harsh; grating; as a rugged verse in poetry; rugged prose.
6. Sour; surly; frowning; wrinkled; as rugged looks.
7. Violent; rude; boisterous.
8. Rough; shaggy; as a rugged bear.
9. In botany, scabrous; rough with tubercles or stiff points; as a leaf or stem.