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robust

ro·bust

robust

 
pronunciation:
ro buhst
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: strong, healthy, and full of energy.
The robust woman runs four miles every morning.
synonyms:
fit, healthy, hearty, rugged, strong, sturdy
antonyms:
feeble, frail, sickly, weak
similar words:
active, alive, athletic, hardy, husky, stout
definition 2: full of high spirits; noisy.
He broke into robust laughter.
synonyms:
hearty
similar words:
bold, energetic, enthusiastic, jovial
derivations: robustly (adv.), robustness (n.)
Word History
The word robust has its roots in the Latin word robus, which means "oak tree" or "hard timber."
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