adjective (robuster, robustest)
- 1Strong and healthy; vigorous: the Caplans are a robust, healthy lotMore example sentences
- Her body, once the robust athletic image of health, now requires a machine to keep it alive.
- Mid-summer plantings of short-season tomato cultivars can provide vigorous, robust plants from which to harvest high-quality fruit.
- Losey's health, never robust, failed during the production of the film and he died in London on 22 June 1984.
- 1.1(Of an object) sturdy in construction: a robust metal cabinetMore example sentences
- The wear and tear after twelve weeks of children running, jumping, and rarely standing still further supports Waterson's choice of robust construction elements, hazard signs and protective barriers.
- Playing with the values of bookmaking and book arts, he has produced a series of artists’ books robust enough to be handled by the public.
- The robust steel and concrete construction and strong geometric forms of the two buildings reinforce their physical relationship.
- 1.2(Of a process, system, organization, etc.) able to withstand or overcome adverse conditions: California’s robust property marketMore example sentences
- The robust economy has resulted in more than seven million people worldwide now classed as high-net-worth individuals, with assets of $1 million or more.
- He adds that the move is justified by a ‘more receptive’ public looking for more upscale choices in today's robust economy.
- Dot-corn fever and a robust economy had money pouring into the museum from longtime benefactors and new supporters alike.
- 1.3Uncompromising and forceful: the country’s decision to bow to UN pressure was preceded by a robust defense of its policies he took quite a robust view of my caseMore example sentences
- There will be even less robust debate and argument, as everybody runs scared of being accused of bullying.
- We have had a very robust debate this afternoon, and I encourage that.
- He advocated theories existence that would be sufficiently robust to reveal the larger patterns of society and do justice to its intricacies and complexities.
- 1.4(Of wine or food) strong and rich in flavor or smell.More example sentences
- Meeting the growing demand for robust cheeses relies on good milk, strong starters and quality flavors.
- The specialty cheese segment has played well to consumer desires for foods with more robust and unique flavors.
- You're planning a dinner for eight important guests and want the perfect robust red to go with filet mignon.
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- His paintings were characteristically semi-abstract, strongly-coloured, robustly worked, and often violent in expression - cockfighting was a favourite theme.
- Detailing is robustly and legibly expressed, echoing the temporary site and construction structures that have become an inescapable part of the Lower Manhattan landscape.
- Secondly, most of his works have a robustly individual conceptual framework which can seem to exist independently from the musical material involved in any one realisation of that work.
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- The rootedness of a culture has traditionally been a test of its strength, robustness, and the health of its imperial prospects.
- Do short revolving periods jeopardize the cooperative's financial health and robustness?
- He has recovered something of his original robustness of physique and voice, following his health problems.
mid 16th century: from Latin robustus 'firm and hard', from robus, earlier form of robur 'oak, strength'.