1. physically strong, healthy, and energetic.
Among the marathon runners were several robust middle-aged men and women.
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.
3. sturdy or durable; well-constructed.
The new backpacks are made of a highly robust material.
4. requiring strength and endurance.
Containing the flood waters will require robust effort.
5. hearty or boisterous.
The fans shouted down at the players in their usual robust manner.
I prefer a robust cup of coffee.
Nouns frequently modified by the word “robust”
appetite, australopithecine, capability, cheese, chili, competition, competitor, cooking, debate, design, deterrence, dish, earnings, economy, engagement, estimate, expansion, finding, flavor, growth, health, index, indicator, laugh, market, military, pace, penetrator, platform, predictor, productivity, profit, recipe, recovery, repression, sales, software, soup, spending, system, understanding, variation