What does robust mean?

Definitions for robust
roʊˈbʌst, ˈroʊ bʌstro·bust

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. robustadjective

    sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction

    "a robust body"; "a robust perennial"

  2. full-bodied, racy, rich, robustadjective

    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. robustadjective

    strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity

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

  4. robustadjective

    rough and crude

    "a robust tale"


  1. robustadjective

    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. robustadjective

    Violent; rough; rude.

  3. robustadjective

    Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment.

  4. robustadjective

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

  5. robustadjective

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

  6. robustadjective

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

  7. robustadjective

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

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary


  1. robust

    Robust generally refers to the strength, health, or ability of something to withstand adverse conditions or rough handling. In a broader context, it can also refer to the capacity of a system or process to remain effective, reliable, or unimpeded, even under stress, change, or uncertainty. The term can be applied to various scenarios such as computer systems, statistical models, economy, etc., implying flexibility, resilience, and effectiveness under a range of conditions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Robustadjective

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

  2. Robustadjective

    violent; rough; rude

  3. Robustadjective

    requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Robust

    rō-bust′, adj. of great strength or vigour: requiring strength: rude, rough.—adj. Robust′ious (Milt.), violent, rough.—adv. Robust′iously.—n. Robust′iousness.—adv. Robust′ly.—n. Robust′ness. [Fr.,—L. robustusrobur, oak.]

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 for robust »

  1. brotus

  2. turbos

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of robust in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of robust in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of robust in a Sentence

  1. Mihir Kapadia:

    There are some that think that the recent recovery in prices is due to temporary supply issues and not to do with any strengthening demand on the back of a robust global economy.

  2. Jared Bernstein:

    I think he is wrong in a pretty profound way about that claim in the following sense and there's a way in which Larry's offering a warning that we've already heeded. ... I very much disagree with the thrust of the argument is that we have to go big and we have to go bold here to finally put this crisis, to finally put this virus behind us and to finally and reliably launch a robust, inclusive and racially equitable recovery, we have consistently said the risks of going to small are much greater than the risks of too much. Now that doesn't mean there are no risks engaged in the kind of work that we're doing because that's always the case in the economy.

  3. Jarone Lee:

    I do think that the ones that will continue to be found will be the younger, probably kids and other folks who are more robust. … Kids are usually smaller too, and there’s always a chance that they might be in an area of the collapse that they can survive longer just because they are smaller.

  4. Art Hogan:

    In this environment, one of the things you're not going to get from CFOs on the conference call is robust guidance because there's so much uncertainty.

  5. Andre Bakhos:

    There are some lingering concerns around interest rates, and earnings, although so far are very robust, the forward-looking statements aren't as exciting.

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