- rough, rude, or boisterous.
- robust, strong, or stout.
Origin of robustious
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Related Wordsbooming, vigorous, prosperous, sturdy, hefty, powerful, potent, hearty, tough, able-bodied, athletic, boisterous, brawny, built, concentrated, fit, flourishing, full-bodied, hale, hardy
Examples from the Web for robustious
The eyes of the robustious fellow began to blink, and he returned to his colleagues.The Manxman
The picture of the robustious Colonel uneasy in Zion is one of them.Behind the Mirrors
Clinton W. Gilbert
This gunner was a robustious Vulcan, and his engine a mighty smith's hammer.A Righte Merrie Christmasse
In robustious assertion you will not find anything to equal it in the Hospital Rhymes of that author.Masques & Phases
No doubt it was a drain on vitality to live abreast of such a man, to keep step with his robustious stride.On the Stairs
Henry B. Fuller
- rough; boisterous
- strong, robust, or stout
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