Rough and Rugged


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Rough adjective – Not having a level or smooth surface.
Usage example: a rough board can give you splinters

Rugged is a synonym for rough in uneven topic. In some cases you can use "Rugged" instead an adjective "Rough", when it comes to topics like property, action, smooth, calm. popular alternative
Nearby Words: roughly, roughness, roughen, roughening, roughed
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Rugged adjective – Difficult to endure.
Usage example: the incredibly rugged conditions that the polar explorers faced

Rough is a synonym for rugged in property topic. You can use "Rough" instead the word "Rugged" as an adjective or a noun, if it concerns topics such as action, smooth, irregular, calm. popular alternative
Nearby Words: ruggedly, rugger
Synonyms for Rugged

Things that words describes

life rough life rugged life
man rough man rugged man
style rough style rugged style
men rough men rugged men
Other nouns: look, appearance, type, place, ground, way, characters, terrain, accent, exterior, side, version.
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