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robust

ro·bust

robust

 
 
pronunciation:
ro buhst
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: physically strong, healthy, and energetic.
Among the marathon runners were several robust middle-aged men and women.
synonyms:
fit, hale, healthy, hearty, rugged, strapping, strong, sturdy, vigorous
antonyms:
delicate, effete, feeble, frail, sickly, weak
similar words:
active, alive, athletic, brawny, buxom, hardy, husky, lusty, stalwart, stout
definition 2: having or showing vitality or strength; highly functioning or effective.
The real estate market was particularly robust during that period.The robust argument made in favor of the proposal was difficult to oppose.
synonyms:
strong, vigorous
similar words:
active, forceful, powerful, vital
definition 3: sturdy or durable; well-constructed.
The new backpacks are made of a highly robust material.
synonyms:
durable, solid, staunch, stout, sturdy
antonyms:
fragile, frail
similar words:
buxom, strong, substantial, tough, well-knit, well-made
definition 4: requiring strength and endurance.
Containing the flood waters will require robust effort.
synonyms:
rugged, tough
similar words:
challenging, demanding, hard
definition 5: hearty or boisterous.
The fans shouted down at the players in their usual robust manner.
synonyms:
hearty, rambunctious, vigorous
similar words:
boisterous, bold, energetic, enthusiastic, jovial, rowdy, sturdy
definition 6: full-flavored.
I prefer a robust cup of coffee.
synonyms:
flavorful, full-bodied
antonyms:
insipid, tasteless
similar words:
pungent, rich, savory, stout, strong, tasty
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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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