[ roh-buhs-chuhs ]
See synonyms for robustious on
  1. rough, rude, or boisterous.

  2. robust, strong, or stout.

Origin of robustious

First recorded in 1540–50; robust + -ious

Other words from robustious

  • ro·bus·tious·ly, adverb

Words Nearby robustious Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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.

  • 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


/ (rəʊˈbʌstʃəs) /

  1. rough; boisterous

  2. strong, robust, or stout

Derived forms of robustious

  • robustiously, adverb
  • robustiousness, noun

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