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.
- ro·bust·ly, adverb
- ro·bust·ness, noun
- un·ro·bust, adjective
- un·ro·bust·ly, adverb
- un·ro·bust·ness, noun
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How to use robust in a sentence
A robust testing and contact tracing program should also be part of any back-to-school plan, she said.The Learning Curve: Even With Schools Closed, State of District ‘Unstoppable’ | Will Huntsberry | November 19, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Though all of those ambitions require a robust network created from the contacts app.
Stealth options were robust, and allowed for so much experimentation.
Now that a robust testing program is coming together, it could put more pressure on the district to reopen in the coming weeks.
Having a robust cyber-resilience plan for your organization is as fundamental as having a marketing, financial, and business strategy plan.
The bug also recorded the then-52-year-old DeCavalcante being robustly intimate with the secretary.Jersey’s True-Life Tony Soprano: Meet the DeCavalcante Crime Family | Michael Daly | June 21, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
He thumped the table to emphasize how robustly and convincingly straight he was.
With the raids on three hedge funds yesterday, the Feds are robustly taking on insider trading.
Goldman contends, robustly, that it was not; the SEC, equally adamant, asserts that it was.
He considered her with a medical eye, glad to see her bearing the signs of life lived freely and robustly in the open air.The Creators | May Sinclair
Helen and Daisy agreed very well; Helen was robustly conscientious, and Daisy gently so.Helen Grant's Schooldays | Amanda M. Douglas
Mr. de la Mare is at the opposite pole to poets so robustly at ease with experience as Browning and Whitman.The Art of Letters | Robert Lynd
A little stone column supports a bronze ship, its sails bellying robustly to the whip of the Pacific winds.The Native Son | Inez Haynes Irwin
A renewed sanity clothed them—girls drew into squares of giggling defense against the verbal sallies of robustly-witted young men.Mountain Blood | Joseph Hergesheimer
British Dictionary definitions for robust
strong in constitution; hardy; vigorous
sturdily built: a robust shelter
requiring or suited to physical strength: a robust sport
(esp of wines) having a rich full-bodied flavour
rough or boisterous
(of thought, intellect, etc) straightforward and imbued with common sense
- robustly, adverb
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