Meanwhile, June and July were not as robust as we were lead to believe.
It had to be Colbert, who like Kimmel and Fallon, is both popular with late-night audience and has a robust Internet following.
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.
Many Syrians see the vetoes used to block a robust resolution as an excuse for inaction.
These are all direct contributors to a robust concussion culture in contact-heavy sports like football, hockey, and even soccer.
Dinghal was not the most robust of men, but he was no coward.
To the widow of Mr Verloc the robust anarchist was like a radiant messenger of life.
He showed a greater eagerness for learning; and he was thought of too frail a constitution for any robust pursuit.
She made a perfect figure of robust health and vigorous purpose.
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.