robust

[ roh-buhst, roh-buhst ]
/ roʊˈbʌst, ˈroʊ bʌst /

adjective

strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous: a robust young man; a robust faith; a robust mind.
strongly or stoutly built: his robust frame.
suited to or requiring bodily strength or endurance: robust exercise.
rough, rude, or boisterous: robust drinkers and dancers.
rich and full-bodied: the robust flavor of freshly brewed coffee.
strong and effective in all or most situations and conditions: The system requires robust passwords that contain at least one number or symbol. Our goal is to devise robust statistical methods.

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Origin of robust

1540–50; < Latin rōbustus oaken, hard, strong, equivalent to rōbus-, stem of rōbur oak, strength + -tus adj. suffix

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British Dictionary definitions for robust

robust
/ (rəʊˈbʌst, ˈrəʊbʌst) /

adjective

strong in constitution; hardy; vigorous
sturdily builta robust shelter
requiring or suited to physical strengtha robust sport
(esp of wines) having a rich full-bodied flavour
rough or boisterous
(of thought, intellect, etc) straightforward and imbued with common sense

Derived forms of robust

robustly, adverb

Word Origin for robust

C16: from Latin rōbustus, from rōbur an oak, strength
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