Origin of robust
Synonyms for robust
Antonyms for robust
Examples from the Web for robustness
Historical Examples of robustness
Her face had lost its robustness of scorn, and expressed only a cheerful determination.Meadow Grass
Thus the robustness of the parents is inherited by the children.Tacitus on Germany
There is that robustness, for instance, so often the sign of good moral balance.Some Reminiscences
The nearer proximity of water we consider a detriment to the robustness of a community.Desert Dust
Edwin L. Sabin
An air of robustness and strength is very prejudicial to beauty.
Word Origin for robust
1540s, from Middle French robuste (14c.) and directly from Latin robustus "strong and hardy," literally "as strong as oak," originally "oaken," from robur, robus "hard timber, strength," also "a special kind of oak," named for its reddish heartwood, from Latin ruber "red" (cf. robigo "rust"), from PIE *reudh- (see red (adj.1)). Related: Robustly; robustness. Robustious (1540s) was a common form in 17c. (cf. "Hamlet" iii.2); it fell from use by mid-18c., but was somewhat revived by mid-19c. antiquarian writers.