robust Definition

  • 1strong and healthy; vigorous
  • 2able to withstand or overcome adverse conditions
  • 3having a rich, full-bodied flavor

Using robust: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "robust" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

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    The company has a robust financial position.

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    The team showed a robust performance in the game.

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    The medicine made him feel more robust.

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    The system has a robust security feature.

robust Synonyms and Antonyms

Antonyms for robust

Phrases with robust

  • a lively and forceful discussion or argument


    The panel had a robust debate on the issue of climate change.

  • a wine that is full-bodied and has a strong flavor


    The robust wine paired well with the steak.

  • a strong and rich taste


    The soup has a robust flavor due to the spices used.

Origins of robust

from Latin 'robustus', meaning 'oaken, hard, strong'


Summary: robust in Brief

The term 'robust' [roh-buhst] refers to something that is strong, healthy, and able to withstand adverse conditions. It can also describe a rich, full-bodied flavor, as in 'The robust wine paired well with the steak.' 'Robust' is often used in formal contexts, such as 'The company has a robust financial position,' and informal contexts, such as 'The medicine made him feel more robust.'

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