Adjective "robust" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Strong and healthy; vigorous.
  1. 'Mid-summer plantings of short-season tomato cultivars can provide vigorous, robust plants from which to harvest high-quality fruit.'
  2. 'Emaciated as a result of losing about 60 pounds via a calorie-depleted diet, he barely looks like his usual robust self.'
  3. 'He's a strapping, robust he-man living a life of seclusion with other retired adventurers in Kenya, who handily dispatches a group of assassins.'
  4. 'Though he looks fit and robust, he says the results of all the wining and dining that go with his job are beginning to take their toll.'
  5. 'You could get the microbes from around a particularly robust tomato plant and spray that on next year's crop.'
  6. 'Losey's health, never robust, failed during the production of the film and he died in London on 22 June 1984.'
  7. 'Her body, once the robust athletic image of health, now requires a machine to keep it alive.'
  8. 'Further tests may reveal whether planting Neotyphodium-infected robust needlegrass along roadsides could discourage animals from grazing too close to roadways.'
  9. 'She is a pleasantly robust woman of modest means, patriotic in convictions, guileless in manner.'
  10. 'a robust metal cabinet'
  11. 'The robust steel and concrete construction and strong geometric forms of the two buildings reinforce their physical relationship.'
  12. 'Buildings are unassuming and robust - mainly simple steel-framed sheds with brick external walls - but they originally incorporated state of the art techniques for film production.'
  13. 'Playing with the values of bookmaking and book arts, he has produced a series of artists’ books robust enough to be handled by the public.'
  14. 'He recommends new buildings should be more robust to deal with extreme weather events, such as hurricanes.'
  15. 'Detailing is refined but never precious, allowing the house to feel at once substantial and robust, light and refined.'
  16. '‘We are committed to ensuring that a robust U.S. surveillance program continues in this country,’ said Veneman.'
  17. 'The 30-year-old ‘photography as art’ market is robust, with record sales being recorded for the work of name photographers.'
  18. 'Fueled by a still reasonably robust economy, the trend in Williamsburg seems to have accelerated.'
  19. 'Unsure of his choice at times, Vlad learns to live the imperfection of a robust capitalist society.'
  20. 'This paradox was propelled and even aggravated by the ongoing tensions in China's foreign relations in the 1880s within a city whose economy was built on a robust international trade.'
  21. 'Currently, the butter market is robust and some companies are adding more fat to their butter.'
  22. '"You do not have a robust advertising economy now, " Diller said.'
  23. 'He adds that the move is justified by a ‘more receptive’ public looking for more upscale choices in today's robust economy.'
  24. 'he took quite a robust view of my case'
  25. 'We have had a very robust debate this afternoon, and I encourage that.'
  26. 'He advocated theories existence that would be sufficiently robust to reveal the larger patterns of society and do justice to its intricacies and complexities.'
(of wine or food) strong and rich in flavour or smell.
  1. 'The specialty cheese segment has played well to consumer desires for foods with more robust and unique flavors.'
  2. 'Flavors need to be developed to give a fuller, more robust and complete profile to overcome the lack of sugar.'
  3. 'They are encouraged by activity in the American foodservice arena, where easy availability of previously little known cheeses is fueling demand for more robust flavors.'


1. strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous: a robust young man; a robust faith; a robust mind.

2. strongly or stoutly built: his robust frame.

3. suited to or requiring bodily strength or endurance: robust exercise.

4. rough, rude, or boisterous: robust drinkers and dancers.

5. rich and full-bodied: the robust flavor of freshly brewed coffee.

6. strong and effective in all or most situations and conditions: The system requires robust passwords that contain at least one

More examples(as adjective)

"sterlings can be robust in places."

"markets can be robust with makings."

"turnovers can be robust with averagings."

"growths can be robust in/at/on years."

"growths can be robust from starts."

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Mid 16th century: from Latin robustus ‘firm and hard’, from robus, earlier form of robur ‘oak, strength’.