What does robust mean?

Definitions for robust
roʊˈbʌst, ˈroʊ bʌstro·bust

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word robust.

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"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: From robustus, from robur, robus.

  2. robustadjective

    Violent; rough; rude.

    Etymology: From robustus, from robur, robus.

  3. robustadjective

    Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment.

    Etymology: From robustus, from robur, robus.

  4. robustadjective

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

    Etymology: From robustus, from robur, robus.

  5. robustadjective

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

    Etymology: From robustus, from robur, robus.

  6. robustadjective

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

    Etymology: From robustus, from robur, robus.

  7. robustadjective

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

    Etymology: From robustus, from robur, robus.

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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Numerology

  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. Bennie Thompson:

    ( F) ew Americans know much about what exactly the federal government is doing to prevent domestic terrorism, there's an urgent need for robust, centralized, and transparent federal data to inform counterterrorism policymaking -- and Americans deserve to know exactly how their government is allocating resources to understanding the confronting the scourge of domestic terrorism.

  2. Diana Lawrence:

    Dartmouth is and will remain committed to robust debate, respectful dialogue, and discussion, with the understanding that such interactions will sometimes be difficult or disagreeable, as an academic community, we are committed to free speech and open inquiry in all matters. Our students, faculty, and staff enjoy the freedom to speak, write, listen and challenge ideas in pursuit of better learning and understanding.

  3. Ben Ritchie:

    Simply cancelling or deferring economically viable projects to hit a lower capex number doesn't make sense, especially when the company's balance sheet remains reasonably robust.

  4. Unicredit Chief Economist Andreas Rees:

    The latest data do not herald a fundamental turnaround in the German economy. It is a bump in the road and nothing more as flagged by robust business sentiment recently.

  5. Seema Yasmin:

    We need what we have needed from the beginning : a robust pandemic response. I am so concerned we are not going to see that... at least until Inauguration Day. In the meantime, things will continue to worsen.

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