I found myself envying the British robustness of that fine young chap who is so misguided as to be a lawyer.
Her face had lost its robustness of scorn, and expressed only a cheerful determination.
This type is characterised in general by robustness and a liability to disorders of the central circulatory system.
Thus the robustness of the parents is inherited by the children.
All his works, though wanting in breadth and robustness of tone, are characterised by the utmost finish and refinement.
The nearer proximity of water we consider a detriment to the robustness of a community.
Abundant, strong, sleek hair is in physiological relation to robustness of body.
An air of robustness and strength is very prejudicial to beauty.
Her children inherited her acuteness and refinement with their father's robustness and aversion to study.
Triviality destroys at once robustness of thought and delicacy of feeling.
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.