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English adjective: robust

1. robust sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction

SamplesA robust body.
A robust perennial.

Similarbeefy, big-boned, big-chested, big-shouldered, broad-shouldered, buirdly, burly, cast-iron, chesty, half-hardy, hardy, hardy, heavy-armed, husky, iron, square-built, square-shouldered, stalwart, stout, strapping, sturdy, vigorous

See alsohealthy, rugged, strong


2. robust marked by richness and fullness of flavor

SamplesA rich ruby port.
Full-bodied wines.
A robust claret.
The robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee.

Synonymsfull-bodied, racy, rich



3. robust strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity

SamplesThe experiment yielded robust results.
A robust faith.



4. robust rough and crude

SamplesA robust tale.



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