robustious
adjective Date: circa 1548 1. robust 2. vigorous in a rough or unrefined way ; boisterousrobustiously adverbrobustiousness noun

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  • Robustious — Ro*bus tious, a. [Cf. L. robusteus of oak.] Robust. [Obs. or Humorous] W. Irving. [1913 Webster] In Scotland they had handled the bishops in a more robustious manner. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Ro*bus tious*ly}, adv. {Ro*bus tious*ness}, n. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • robustious — [rō bus′chəs] adj. [ ROBUST + IOUS] strong and sturdy; also, rough, coarse, boisterous, etc.: now archaic except in facetious usage robustiously adv …   English World dictionary

  • robustious — adjective boisterous O, it offends me to the soul to hear a robustious periwig pated fellow tear a passion to tatters, to very rags, to split the ears of the groundlings, who for the most part are capable of nothing but inexplicable dumb shows… …   Wiktionary

  • robustious — adjective noisy and lacking in restraint or discipline a boisterous crowd a social gathering that became rambunctious and out of hand a robustious group of teenagers beneath the rumbustious surface of his paintings is sympathy for the… …   Useful english dictionary

  • robustious — robustiously, adv. /roh bus cheuhs/, adj. 1. rough, rude, or boisterous. 2. robust, strong, or stout. [1540 50; ROBUST + IOUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • robustious — ro·bus·tious …   English syllables

  • robustious — ro•bus•tious [[t]roʊˈbʌs tʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) rough, rude, or boisterous 2) robust, strong, or stout • Etymology: 1540–50 ro•bus′tious•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • robustious — /rəˈbʌstʃəs/ (say ruh buschuhs) adjective 1. rough, rude, or boisterous. 2. robust, strong, or stout. {robust + ious} –robustiously, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • Robustiously — Robustious Ro*bus tious, a. [Cf. L. robusteus of oak.] Robust. [Obs. or Humorous] W. Irving. [1913 Webster] In Scotland they had handled the bishops in a more robustious manner. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Ro*bus tious*ly}, adv. {Ro*bus tious*ness},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Robustiousness — Robustious Ro*bus tious, a. [Cf. L. robusteus of oak.] Robust. [Obs. or Humorous] W. Irving. [1913 Webster] In Scotland they had handled the bishops in a more robustious manner. Milton. [1913 Webster] {Ro*bus tious*ly}, adv. {Ro*bus tious*ness},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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