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Meaning of ROBUST

Pronunciation:  row'bust

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [adj]  rough and crude; "a robust tale"
  3. [adj]  physically strong
  4. [adj]  strong enough to withstand intellectual challenge; "the experiment yielded robust results"; "a robust faith"

ROBUST is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: beefy, big-boned, big-chested, big-shouldered, broad-shouldered, buirdly, burly, cast-iron, chesty, full-bodied, hardy, heavy-armed, husky, iron, rich, rugged, square-built, square-shouldered, stalwart, stout, strapping, sturdy, tasteful, unrefined, vigorous
 Antonyms: frail
 See Also: healthy, strong



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ro*bust"\, a. [L. robustus oaken, hard, strong, fr.
robur strength, a very hard kind of oak; cf. Skr. rabhas
violence: cf. F. robuste.]
1. Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong;
   sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body;
   robust youth; robust health.

2. Violent; rough; rude.

         While romp-loving miss Is hauled about in gallantry
         robust.                               --Thomson.

3. Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment.

Syn: Strong; lusty; sinewy; sturdy; muscular; hale; hearty;
     vigorous; forceful; sound.

Usage: {Robust}, {Strong}. Robust means, literally, made of
       oak, and hence implies great compactness and toughness
       of muscle, connected with a thick-set frame and great
       powers of endurance. Strong denotes the power of
       exerting great physical force. The robust man can bear
       heat or cold, excess or privation, and toil on through
       every kind of hardship; the strong man can lift a
       great weight, can give a heavy blow, and a hard gripe.
       ``Robust, tough sinews bred to toil.'' --Cowper.

             Then 'gan the villain wax so fierce and strong,
             That nothing may sustain his furious force.

Computing Dictionary

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, opposite: brittle.

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