Plus,” he adds, “robust job growth in different cities is an end in itself.
It had to be Colbert, who like Kimmel and Fallon, is both popular with late-night audience and has a robust Internet following.
These ailments are fundamental impediments to robust action on climate change.
They even put out a video of fighters from the two camps engaged in robust tug of war with a rope to show they are not enemies.
At La Pietra, NYU professor Joshua Tucker cited models that show growth and jobs rising at a robust pace in the next four years.
Dinghal was not the most robust of men, but he was no coward.
I think it was the image of my robust self as a wraith that did it.
He showed a greater eagerness for learning; and he was thought of too frail a constitution for any robust pursuit.
I am not so robust as you have known me, but there is nothing serious the matter with me.
What they wanted was a robust adult; and to him they submitted themselves with self-abandonment.
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.
Said of a system that has demonstrated an ability to recover gracefully from the whole range of exceptional inputs and situations in a given environment. One step below bulletproof. Carries the additional connotation of elegance in addition to just careful attention to detail. Compare smart, opposite: brittle.