Origin of robust
Synonyms for robust
Antonyms for robust
Related Words for robustbooming, vigorous, prosperous, sturdy, hefty, powerful, potent, hearty, tough, able-bodied, athletic, boisterous, brawny, built, concentrated, fit, flourishing, full-bodied, hale, hardy
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Contemporary Examples of robust
Robust work in this area is coming from Jeffrey Gordon lab at Washington University in St. Louis.‘Good Poop’ Diet Is the Next Big Thing
October 7, 2014
But the malpractice system is not robust in China, and patients feel powerless.Will US Health Care Follow in China’s Bloody Footsteps?
September 21, 2014
To this end, a robust Special Operations Forces presence beyond simply a modest advisory effort should be sent to Iraq.Lessons From Fallujah, Then and Now
Dr. Daniel R. Green
July 26, 2014
It was robust, easy to move around, relatively simple to operate, and deadly in its accuracy.Russia’s Missiles Stung the World Long Before MH17
July 20, 2014
Several others claim to have seen a robust figure wearing a hat and a poncho crouched against a table in the library.Pablo Escobar’s Private Prison Is Now Run by Monks for Senior Citizens
June 7, 2014
Historical Examples of robust
We are creating a nation once again vibrant, robust, and alive.
And the robust anarchist, hanging his head on his breast, fell into a long reverie.
To the widow of Mr Verloc the robust anarchist was like a radiant messenger of life.
She made a perfect figure of robust health and vigorous purpose.The Law-Breakers
If I had never had a trouble before I had one now—large, stalwart, robust.The First Violin
Word Origin for robust
1540s, from Middle French robuste (14c.) and directly from Latin robustus "strong and hardy," literally "as strong as oak," originally "oaken," from robur, robus "hard timber, strength," also "a special kind of oak," named for its reddish heartwood, from Latin ruber "red" (cf. robigo "rust"), from PIE *reudh- (see red (adj.1)). Related: Robustly; robustness. Robustious (1540s) was a common form in 17c. (cf. "Hamlet" iii.2); it fell from use by mid-18c., but was somewhat revived by mid-19c. antiquarian writers.