Search Result for "robust":
1. sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction;
- Example: "a robust body"
- Example: "a robust perennial"
2. marked by richness and fullness of flavor;
- Example: "a rich ruby port"
- Example: "full-bodied wines"
- Example: "a robust claret"
- Example: "the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee"
[syn: full-bodied, racy, rich, robust]
3. strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity;
- Example: "the experiment yielded robust results"
- Example: "a robust faith"
4. rough and crude;
- Example: "a robust tale"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Robust \Ro*bust"\, a. [L. robustus oaken, hard, strong, fr. robur strength, a very hard kind of oak; cf. Skr. rabhas violence: cf. F. robuste.] 1. Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; robust youth; robust health. [1913 Webster] 2. Violent; rough; rude. [1913 Webster] While romp-loving miss Is hauled about in gallantry robust. --Thomson. [1913 Webster] 3. Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment. --Locke. [1913 Webster] Syn: Strong; lusty; sinewy; sturdy; muscular; hale; hearty; vigorous; forceful; sound. Usage: Robust, Strong. Robust means, literally, made of oak, and hence implies great compactness and toughness of muscle, connected with a thick-set frame and great powers of endurance. Strong denotes the power of exerting great physical force. The robust man can bear heat or cold, excess or privation, and toil on through every kind of hardship; the strong man can lift a great weight, can give a heavy blow, and a hard gripe. "Robust, tough sinews bred to toil." --Cowper. [1913 Webster] Then 'gan the villain wax so fierce and strong, That nothing may sustain his furious force. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
robust Said of a system that has demonstrated an ability to recover gracefully from the whole range of exceptional inputs and situations in a given environment. One step below bulletproof. Carries the additional connotation of elegance in addition to just careful attention to detail. Compare smart, opposite: brittle. [Jargon File]The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003):
robust adj. Said of a system that has demonstrated an ability to recover gracefully from the whole range of exceptional inputs and situations in a given environment. One step below bulletproof. Carries the additional connotation of elegance in addition to just careful attention to detail. Compare smart, oppose brittle.Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
102 Moby Thesaurus words for "robust": able-bodied, active, acute, aggressive, animated, athletic, beefy, booming, bouncing, brawny, brisk, doughty, dynamic, energetic, enterprising, enthusiastic, fit, flavorful, flush, forceful, forcible, forcy, fruity, full of pep, full-blooded, full-bodied, full-strength, go-go, gutsy, gutty, hale, hale and hearty, hard, hard as nails, hardy, healthy, hearty, hefty, husky, impetuous, incisive, intense, iron-hard, keen, kinetic, lively, living, lusty, mettlesome, mighty, muscular, nervy, nutty, obstinate, peppy, potent, powerful, prospering, prosperous, puissant, pungent, red-blooded, rich, roaring, robustious, robustuous, rude, rugged, sapid, sinewy, smacking, snappy, sound, spanking, spirited, stalwart, staunch, steely, stout, strapping, strenuous, strong, strong as brandy, strong as strong, strong-willed, sturdy, take-charge, take-over, thrifty, thriving, tough, trenchant, vibrant, vigorous, vital, vivacious, vivid, well-knit, zestful, zesty, zip, zippy