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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ro•bustroʊˈbʌst, 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.

Origin of robust:

1540–50; < L rōbustus oaken, hard, strong =rōbus-, s. of rōbur oak, strength +-tus adj. suffix


Princeton's WordNet

  1. robust(adj)

    sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction

    "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"

  2. full-bodied, racy, rich, robust(adj)

    marked by richness and fullness of flavor

    "a rich ruby port"; "full-bodied wines"; "a robust claret"; "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"

  3. robust(adj)

    strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity

    "the experiment yielded robust results"; "a robust faith"

  4. robust(adj)

    rough and crude

    "a robust tale"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. robust(adjective)ʊˈbʌst, ˈroʊ bʌst

    strong and able to withstand difficulties

    a robust economy; the software's robust security features

  2. robustʊˈbʌst, ˈroʊ bʌst

    (of a person) strong and healthy

    a big robust man


  1. robust(Adjective)

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

    He was a robust man of six feet four.

  2. robust(Adjective)

    Violent; rough; rude.

  3. robust(Adjective)

    Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment.

  4. robust(Adjective)

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

  5. robust(Adjective)

    Designed or evolved in such a way as to be resistant to total failure despite partial damage.

  6. robust(Adjective)

    Resistant or impervious to failure regardless of user input or unexpected conditions.

  7. robust(Adjective)

    Not greatly influenced by errors in assumptions about the distribution of sample errors.

  8. Origin: From robustus, from robur, robus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Robust(adj)

    evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; robust youth; robust health

  2. Robust(adj)

    violent; rough; rude

  3. Robust(adj)

    requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. robust

    Said of a system that has demonstrated an ability to recover gracefully from the whole range of exceptional inputs and situations in a given environment. One step below bulletproof. Carries the additional connotation of elegance in addition to just careful attention to detail. Compare smart, oppose brittle.

Anagrams of ROBUST

  1. brotus

  2. turbos

Translations for ROBUST

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


strong; healthy

a robust child.

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