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ro·bust

 (rō-bŭst′, rō′bŭst′)
adj.
1. Full of health and strength; vigorous. See Synonyms at healthy.
2. Powerfully built; sturdy: a robust body.
3. Requiring or characterized by much strength or energy: a robust workout.
4.
a. Active or dynamic: a robust debate; a robust economy.
b. Working in an effective way; effective or productive: a robust search engine; a robust hypothesis.
5. Marked by richness and fullness; full-bodied: a robust wine.
6. Substantial in amount: robust gains in stock prices.
7. Rough or crude; coarse: a robust tale.

[Latin rōbustus, from rōbur, rōbus, oak, strength; see reudh- in Indo-European roots.]

ro·bust′ly adv.
ro·bust′ness n.

robust

(rəʊˈbʌst; ˈrəʊbʌst)
adj
1. strong in constitution; hardy; vigorous
2. sturdily built: a robust shelter.
3. requiring or suited to physical strength: a robust sport.
4. (Cookery) (esp of wines) having a rich full-bodied flavour
5. (Brewing) (esp of wines) having a rich full-bodied flavour
6. rough or boisterous
7. (of thought, intellect, etc) straightforward and imbued with common sense
[C16: from Latin rōbustus, from rōbur an oak, strength]
roˈbustly adv

ro•bust

(roʊˈbʌst, ˈroʊ bʌst)

adj.
1. strong and healthy.
2. stoutly built.
3. suited to or requiring endurance.
4. hearty; boisterous: robust drinkers.
5. rich and full-bodied: robust flavor.
[1540–50; < Latin rōbustus oaken, hard, strong =rōbus-, s. of rōbur oak, strength + -tus adj. suffix]
ro•bust′ly, adv.
ro•bust′ness, n.

robust

- Comes from Latin meaning "oak" and "oaken."
See also related terms for oak.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.robust - sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction; "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"
rugged - sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring; "with a house full of boys you have to have rugged furniture"
healthy - having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease; "a rosy healthy baby"; "staying fit and healthy"
strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
frail - physically weak; "an invalid's frail body"
2.robust - marked by richness and fullness of flavor; "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
tasty - pleasing to the sense of taste; "a tasty morsel"
3.robust - strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity; "the experiment yielded robust results"; "a robust faith"
strong - having strength or power greater than average or expected; "a strong radio signal"; "strong medicine"; "a strong man"
4.robust - rough and crude; "a robust tale"
unrefined - (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth; "how can a refined girl be drawn to such an unrefined man?"

robust

adjective
1. strong, tough, powerful, athletic, well, sound, fit, healthy, strapping, hardy, rude, vigorous, rugged, muscular, sturdy, hale, stout, staunch, hearty, husky (informal), in good health, lusty, alive and kicking, fighting fit, sinewy, brawny, in fine fettle, thickset, fit as a fiddle (informal), able-bodied His robust physique counts for much in the modern game.
strong weak, delicate, slender, frail, unfit, feeble, unhealthy, sickly, hothouse (informal, often disparaging), weedy (informal), unsound, infirm, wussy (slang), wimpish or wimpy (informal)
2. rough, raw, rude, coarse, raunchy (slang), earthy, boisterous, rollicking, unsubtle, indecorous, roisterous a robust sense of humour
rough refined
3. straightforward, practical, sensible, realistic, pragmatic, down-to-earth, hard-headed, common-sensical She has a robust attitude to children, and knows how to deal with them.

robust

adjective
2. Characterized by marked muscular development; powerfully built:
Translations
قَوي، شَديد، مَفتول العَضَلات
silnýstatný
robuststærk
robusztus
sterkur, hraustur
spēcīgsstiprsveselīgs
mohutný

robust

[rəʊˈbʌst] ADJ
1. (= solid, hardy) [person, constitution] → robusto, fuerte; [plant] → robusto; [material, design, object] → resistente, sólido; [economy] → fuerte
the chair didn't look very robustla silla no parecía muy sólida
to have a robust appetitetener buen apetito
to be in robust healthtener una salud de hierro
2. (= vigorous) [defence] → enérgico, vigoroso; [sense of humour] → saludable
to make a robust defence of sthdefender algo enérgicamente or vigorosamente
3. (= strong) [flavour, aroma, wine] → fuerte

robust

[ˈrəʊbʌst rəʊˈbʌst] adj
(= strong and healthy) [person, health] → robuste; [appetite] → solide
[economy, performance] → solide
(= sturdy) [material, furniture, equipment] → solide
(= forceful) [views, opinions] → bien arrêté(e); [defence, response] → énergique

robust

adj
(= strong, solid) person, material, toy, machinerobust, widerstandsfähig; structuremassiv, stabil; buildkräftig, robust; economyrobust, gesund; economic growthgesund; constitutionkräftig; appetite, humourgesund, unverwüstlich; to be in robust healthsich bester Gesundheit erfreuen
(= determined) attitudeentschieden; speech, stylemarkig; defencestark; to put up or to make a robust defence (Brit) or defense (US) of somethingetw energisch verteidigen, für etw energisch eintreten
(= vigorous) exercisehart; he enjoyed more robust recreations like rock climbinger hatte Spaß an etwas aktiveren Sportarten wie Klettern
(= intense) flavourkräftig; aromakräftig, herzhaft; winekernig

robust

[rəʊˈbʌst] adjrobusto/a; (material) → solido/a

robust

(rəˈbast) adjective
strong; healthy. a robust child.
roˈbustly adverb
roˈbustness noun

robust

a. robusto-a, vigoroso-a.
References in classic literature ?
She was splendid and robust, and had never appeared handsomer than in the old blue gown, with a red silk handkerchief knotted at random around her head to protect her hair from the dust.
Why is almost every robust healthy boy with a robust healthy soul in him, at some time or other crazy to go to sea?
The firmaments of air and sea were hardly separable in that all-pervading azure; only, the pensive air was transparently pure and soft, with a woman's look, and the robust and man-like sea heaved with long, strong, lingering swells, as Samson's chest in his sleep.
Many people say that for a male person, bric-a-brac hunting is about as robust a business as making doll-clothes, or decorating Japanese pots with decalcomanie butterflies would be, and these people fling mud at the elegant Englishman, Byng, who wrote a book called THE BRIC-A-BRAC HUNTER, and make fun of him for chasing around after what they choose to call "his despicable trifles"; and for "gushing" over these trifles; and for exhibiting his "deep infantile delight" in what they call his "tuppenny collection of beggarly trivialities"; and for beginning his book with a picture of himself seated, in a "sappy, self-complacent attitude, in the midst of his poor little ridiculous bric-a-brac junk shop.
She went, and in a year grew into a robust, hearty, cheerful woman.
Reed might be at that time some six or seven and thirty; she was a woman of robust frame, square-shouldered and strong-limbed, not tall, and, though stout, not obese: she had a somewhat large face, the under jaw being much developed and very solid; her brow was low, her chin large and prominent, mouth and nose sufficiently regular; under her light eyebrows glimmered an eye devoid of ruth; her skin was dark and opaque, her hair nearly flaxen; her constitution was sound as a bell--illness never came near her; she was an exact, clever manager; her household and tenantry were thoroughly under her control; her children only at times defied her authority and laughed it to scorn; she dressed well, and had a presence and port calculated to set off handsome attire.
Annie, my dear, I am sure you must perfectly recollect that your cousin never was strong - not what can be called ROBUST, you know,' said Mrs.
Save a herdsman, who seemed to have caught something of the nature and expression of the beasts he tended, they met no one until they approached the village, where, on the brow of an acclivity, masculine humanity appeared in the shape of two curates: one tall, thin, close-shaven, with a book under his arm, and his neck craned forward; the other middle-sized, robust, upright, and aggressive, with short black whiskers, and an air of protest against such notions as that a clergyman may not marry, hunt, play cricket, or share the sports of honest laymen.
The man was of a robust and well-proportioned frame, in age a little over forty, rather swarthy in complexion, with long moustaches and a full beard, and, in short, his appearance was such that if he had been well dressed he would have been taken for a person of quality and good birth.
On the weak and aged, and especially on delicate Females, the force of attraction tells much more heavily than on the robust of the Male Sex, so that it is a point of breeding, if you meet a Lady in the street, always to give her the North side of the way -- by no means an easy thing to do always at short notice when you are in rude health and in a climate where it is difficult to tell your North from your South.
The evil side of my nature, to which I had now transferred the stamping efficacy, was less robust and less developed than the good which I had just deposed.
One was short, very muscular, broad-shouldered, with robust limbs, strong head, an abundance of black hair, thick moustache, a quick penetrating look, and the vivacity which characterises the population of Southern France.