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- n. The state of being, or degree to which something is rugged.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character or state of being rugged.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being difficult to do
- n. the property of being big and strong
- n. the quality of being topologically uneven
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This anchorage is a wonderful place; the water is extremely deep, and the rocks which bound the coast exceed in ruggedness and boldness of outline any that I ever saw before.
The musical ideas of those of the compositions that are finely realized recall the ruggedness and hardiness and starkness of things that persist in the Finnish winter.
It does not represent one particular era or historical event, but the idea of ruggedness and perserverance.
For now, he says on-line tools like Spreadsheet or thinkfree.com's suite of products will have to become more durable to meet the "ruggedness" enterprise users are accustomed to under Microsoft's Office applications.
In no other part of the country are the minor inequalities of surface so frequent as in New England: I allude to that sort of ruggedness which is unfavorable to any "mammoth" system of agriculture, and plainly evinces that Nature and Providence have designed this part of the country for free and independent labor.
Unfortunately, the young men of 1793 have not yet arrived at that painful experience, that implacable hate, that athletic ruggedness which is to sustain them in
In a 1948 entry here, attacking an essay in praise of "rugged individualism" by Colgate University President George B. Cutten, Rothbard was already arguing that stressing the "ruggedness" of individualism (especially linked to a pop-Darwinianism that sees moral and absolute value in the survival results of blind evolution) would be a bad road for libertarians to take.
Is there more "ruggedness" (by whatever term) in the G-series than in say the A-series?
Additionally, one of the most important factors among new truck buyers is "ruggedness," and Ford has claimed the Most Rugged Truck Brand title among consumers for two years running.
"It is all dot-and-go-one -- a uniform ruggedness which is not true either to life or mind.