Meaning of ROBUST in English


— robustly , adv. — robustness , n.

/roh bust", roh"bust/ , adj.

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.

[ 1540-50; robustus oaken, hard, strong, equiv. to robus-, s. of robur oak, strength + -tus adj. suffix ]

Syn. 1. powerful, sound. 4. coarse, rambunctious.

Ant. 1. feeble. 2. weak.

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .