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robust

[roh-buhst, roh-buhst] /roʊˈbʌst, ˈroʊ bʌst/
adjective
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 number or symbol.
Our goal is to devise robust statistical methods.
Origin
1540-1550
1540-50; < Latin rōbustus oaken, hard, strong, equivalent to rōbus-, stem of rōbur oak, strength + -tus adj. suffix
Related forms
robustly, adverb
robustness, noun
unrobust, adjective
unrobustly, adverb
unrobustness, noun
Synonyms
1. powerful, sound. 4. coarse, rambunctious.
Antonyms
1. feeble. 2. weak.
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British Dictionary definitions for robustly

robust

/rəʊˈbʌst; ˈrəʊbʌst/
adjective
1.
strong in constitution; hardy; vigorous
2.
sturdily built: a robust shelter
3.
requiring or suited to physical strength: a robust sport
4.
(esp of wines) having a rich full-bodied flavour
5.
rough or boisterous
6.
(of thought, intellect, etc) straightforward and imbued with common sense
Derived Forms
robustly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Latin rōbustus, from rōbur an oak, strength
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Word Origin and History for robustly

robust

adj.

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.

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