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Definition of robust adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    , NAmE//ˈroʊbʌst//
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  1. 1strong and healthy She was almost 90, but still very robust.
  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 Secretary of Defense. The company is taking a more robust approach to management.
adverb The furniture was robustly constructed. They defended their policies robustly.
noun [uncountable]
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