Definition of robust adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rəʊˈbʌst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//roʊˈbʌst//
    Good health
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  1. 1strong and healthy She was almost 90, but still very robust. He seems to be in robust (good) health. See related entries: Good health
  2. 2strong; able to survive being used a lot and not likely to break synonym sturdy a robust piece of equipment
  3. 3(of a system or an organization) strong and not likely to fail or become weak robust economic growth
  4. 4strong and full of determination; showing that you are sure about what you are doing or saying synonym vigorous It was a typically robust performance by the Foreign Secretary. The company is taking a more robust approach to management.
  5. Word Originmid 16th cent.: from Latin robustus ‘firm and hard’, from robus, earlier form of robur ‘oak, strength’.
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