Definition of Robust

1. Adjective. Sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction. "A robust perennial"




2. Adjective. Marked by richness and fullness of flavor. "The robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
Exact synonyms: Full-bodied, Racy, Rich
Similar to: Tasty
Derivative terms: Raciness, Richness

3. Adjective. Strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity. "A robust faith"
Similar to: Strong
Derivative terms: Robustness

4. Adjective. Rough and crude. "A robust tale"
Similar to: Unrefined

Definition of Robust

1. a. Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; robust youth; robust health.

Definition of Robust

1. Adjective. Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; robust youth; robust health. ¹

2. Adjective. Violent; rough; rude. ¹

3. Adjective. Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment. ¹

4. Adjective. Sensible (of intellect etc.); straightforward, not given to or confused by uncertainty or subtlety; ¹

5. Adjective. (context: systems engineering) Designed or evolved in such a way as to be resistant to total failure despite partial damage. ¹

6. Adjective. (software engineering) Resistant or impervious to failure regardless of user input or unexpected conditions. ¹

7. Adjective. (statistics) Not greatly influenced by errors in assumptions about the distribution of sample errors. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Robust

1. strong and healthy [adj -BUSTER, -BUSTEST] : ROBUSTLY [adv]

Medical Definition of Robust

1. 1. Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; robust youth; robust health. 2. Violent; rough; rude. "While romp-loving miss Is hauled about in gallantry robust." (Thomson) 3. Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment. Synonym: Strong, lusty, sinewy, sturdy, muscular, hale, hearty, vigorous, forceful, sound. Robust, Strong. Robust means, literally, made of oak, and hence implies great compactness and toughness of muscle, connected with a thick-set frame and great powers of endurance. Strong denotes the power of exerting great physical force. The robust man can bear heat or cold, excess or privation, and toil on through every kind of hardship; the strong man can lift a great weight, can give a heavy blow, and a hard gripe. "Robust, tough sinews bred to toil." . "Then 'gan the villain wax so fierce and strong, That nothing may sustain his furious force." (Spenser) Origin: L. Robustus oaken, hard, strong, fr. Robur strength, a very hard kind of oak; cf. Skr. Rabhas violence: cf. F. Robuste. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Robust

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Literary usage of Robust

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1. A Cyclopedia of Missions: Containing a Comprehensive View of Missionary by Harvey Newcomb (1860)
"West of these is the York/ia family, a short, robust people, of an olive complexion. ... They have firm and robust bodies, lean and pallid countenances, ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1917)
"A robust form is var. major, Hort. See supplementary list below for additional note on V. zebrina. 3969. ... robust, densely tufted, the Ivs. stout (1-2 ft. ..."

3. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"Strong is here the generic term; the others are specific, or specify st: under different circumstances; robust is a positive and high degree of strength ..."

4. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"... and the sickly among them revive, and become robust and healthy. After the grinding is finished, ..."

5. A Key to Uncle Tom's Cabin: Presenting the Original Facts and Documents Upon by Harriet Beecher Stowe (1853)
"They drink freely of cane- juice, and the sickly among them revive, and become robust and healthy. After the grinding is finished, the negroes have several ..."

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