rough, rude, or boisterous.
robust, strong, or stout.
- ro·bus·tious·ly, adverb
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How to use robustious in a sentence
Beautiful silence; and so soon as this robustious rain takes off, I am to drink of it again by oceanfuls.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 25 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
He was a delicate youth, I take it, and willingly slunk from the robustious winter to an inn fire-side.Edinburgh | Robert Louis Stevenson
To me she looks kindly and not a bit unintelligent, a rather fine specimen of the robustious modern young woman.A Top-Floor Idyl | George van Schaick
Actors at that time were often robustious, periwig-pated fellows who sawed the air with their hands and tore a passion to tatters.The Theory of the Theatre | Clayton Hamilton
Had not the Deacon ranked him in the robustious great company of Burns!The House with the Green Shutters | George Douglas Brown
British Dictionary definitions for robustious
strong, robust, or stout
- robustiously, adverb
- robustiousness, noun
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