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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

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. Scott Friestad:

    Public companies need to have robust systems in place to ensure that all of their transactions are recognized in the correct reporting report.

  2. Sheana Yue:

    With zero-COVID in the rear-view mirror, the recovery should remain robust in the near-term.

  3. John Saucer:

    Refinery turnarounds will cut U.S. runs and we have about four weeks until we switch to September trading, going forward, the window of opportunity may not be so robust, so producers now have to pick their positions.

  4. Bricklin Dwyer:

    We continue to expect consumer spending to kick the year off on a robust foot after the drop in energy prices gave consumers a substantial windfall.

  5. Richard Burr:

    It's amazing what happens when people are reminded what terrorists can do, the American people recognize that the indiscriminate, brutal acts that (the Islamic State) carried out could happen in any community across this country and throughout the world. And I think as Americans, we believe we should do everything we can to eliminate that. … I want to make sure that the tools that law enforcement have are as robust as they possibly can be.

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