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Definitions for robust
roʊˈbʌst, ˈroʊ bʌstro·bust

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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"


  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

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

How to pronounce robust?

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How to say robust in sign language?

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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. Hillary Clinton:

    I advocated for a more robust policy.

  2. Nordea Bank economist Holger Sandte:

    German growth remains robust, the recovery continues.

  3. Shinzo Abe:

    Now our bilateral relationship is more robust than ever.

  4. Tracie Afifi:

    The findings with child abuse were stronger and more robust.

  5. Gundy Cahyadi:

    It does point to the fact that domestic demand continues to be robust.

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