robust
adjective Etymology: Latin robustus oaken, strong, from robor-, robur oak, strength Date: 1533 1. a. having or exhibiting strength or vigorous health b. having or showing vigor, strength, or firmness <
a robust debate
>
<
a robust faith
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c. strongly formed or constructed ; sturdy <
a robust plastic
>
d. capable of performing without failure under a wide range of conditions <
robust software
>
2. rough, rude <
stories…laden with robust, down-home imagery — Playboy
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3. requiring strength or vigor <
robust work
>
4. full-bodied <
robust coffee
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; also hearty <
a robust dinner
>
5. of, relating to, resembling, or being a relatively large, heavyset australopithecine (especially Australopithecus robustus and A. boisei) characterized especially by heavy molars and small incisors adapted to a vegetarian diet — compare gracile 3 Synonyms: see healthyrobustly adverbrobustness noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • robust — robust …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Robust — Ro*bust , a. [L. robustus oaken, hard, strong, fr. robur strength, a very hard kind of oak; cf. Skr. rabhas violence: cf. F. robuste.] 1. Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • robust — ROBÚST, Ă, robuşti, ste, adj. Care este înzestrat cu o constituţie fizică puternică; rezistent la muncă, la oboseală, la boală; voinic, viguros, vânjos. – Din fr. robuste. Trimis de RACAI, 22.11.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  Robust ≠ firav, indolent,… …   Dicționar Român

  • robust — Adj std. (18. Jh.) Entlehnung. Wohl über frz. robuste entlehnt aus l. rōbustus, eigentlich aus Hartholz, aus Eiche , zu l. rōbur Hartholz, Eichenholz, Eiche .    Ebenso nndl. robuust, ne. robust, nfrz. robuste, nschw. robust, nnorw. robust. ✎ DF… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • robust — has its stress on the second syllable, although first syllable stress is creeping in, on the analogy of shifts in dispute, romance, and other words. There is a curious meaning given in the COD: ‘not perturbed by or attending to subtleties’, which …   Modern English usage

  • robust — UK US /rəʊˈbʌst/ adjective ► strong and unlikely to break or fail: »Exports will continue to be bolstered by the robust economy. »We should be able to generate stronger sales with robust profit margins. robustness /rəˈbʌsnəs/ noun [U] ► »These… …   Financial and business terms

  • robust — Adj. (Mittelstufe) kräftig gebaut Beispiel: Trotz des hohen Alters ist er körperlich immer noch robust. Kollokation: robust aussehen …   Extremes Deutsch

  • robust — [rō bust′, rō′bust΄] adj. [L robustus, oaken, hard, strong < robur, hard variety of oak, hardness, strength, earlier robus, prob. akin to ruber,RED] 1. a) strong and healthy; full of vigor; hardy b) strongly built or based; muscular or sturdy… …   English World dictionary

  • robust — ► ADJECTIVE 1) sturdy or resilient. 2) strong and healthy. 3) uncompromising and forceful; not subtle: a robust defence. 4) (of wine or food) strong and rich in flavour or smell. DERIVATIVES robustly adverb robustness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Robust — (v. lat.), stark vom Körper mit entsprechenden Kräften …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Robúst — (lat.), stark, kräftig …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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