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robust

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of robust

  1. 1 enjoying health and vigor a robust and sturdy toddler Synonyms of robust able-bodied, bouncing, fit, hale, hearty, healthy, sound, well, well-conditioned, whole, wholesomeWords Related to robust hard, hardy, iron, lusty, rugged, stalwart, strong, sturdy, tough; ambulatory, nondisabled, uncrippled; active, agile, chipper, lively, sprightful, sprightly, spry, vigorous, vital; blooming, clean-cut, flourishing, flush, prospering, thriving; all right, good, rightNear Antonyms of robust decrepit, enfeebled, feeble, infirm, run-down, sickened, sickly, weak, weakened, weakly, worn-out; challenged, crippled, debilitated, differently abled, disabled, halt, incapacitated, lame; delicate, fragile, frail; emaciated, gaunt, haggard, malnourished, undernourished; afflicted, troubled; bad, poorlyAntonyms of robust ailing, diseased, ill, sick, unfit, unhealthy, unsound, unwell

  2. 2 having active strength of body or mind a robust older man who still bicycles 10 miles a day Synonyms of robust dynamic, energetic, flush, gingery, lusty, peppy, red-blooded, vigorous, vitalWords Related to robust animated, brisk, dashing, kinetic, lively, punchy, spirited, sprightly, vivacious; energized, enlivened, invigorated, vitalized; firm, fortified, mettlesome, mighty, powerful, puissant, strong; refreshed, rejuvenated, revitalized; able-bodied, athletic, beefy, brawny, burly, fit, hardy, husky, muscular, robustious, rugged, stalwart, stout, strapping, sturdy, tough, virile; hale, healthy, hearty, sound; capable, competentNear Antonyms of robust delicate, effete, enervated, faint, feeble, frail, infirm, wan, weak, weakened; impotent, powerless, prostrate, prostrated, sapped, tired; indolent, lackadaisical, languid, lazy; invertebrate, nerveless, soft, spineless, wimpy; ill, unhealthy, unsound, unwell; broken-down, debilitated, decrepit, disabled, wasted, worn-outAntonyms of robust dull, lethargic, listless, sluggish, torpid

  3. 3 having an abundance of some characteristic quality (as flavor) beef and other red meats should be accompanied by robust wines Synonyms of robust big, concentrated, full, heady, lusty, muscular, plush, potent, rich, full-bodied, strongWords Related to robust heavy; straight, undiluted, unmixed; high-octane, high-test; enriched, fortified; concentratedNear Antonyms of robust dilute, diluted, watered-down, wateryAntonyms of robust delicate, light, mild, thin, thinned, weak, weakened

  4. 4 not showing weakness or uncertainty a robust slap on the back welcoming me to the company Synonyms of robust forceful, hearty, iron, lusty, firm, solid, stout, strong, sturdy, vigorousWords Related to robust hard, ironclad, mighty, powerful, tough, unyielding; animated, brisk, energetic, frisky, jaunty, jazzy, lively, peppy, perky, spirited, sprightful, sprightly, springy, vital, vivacious, zippy; assured, certain, confident, sanguine, secure, sureNear Antonyms of robust feeble, fragile, frail; limp, listless, spiritless; diffident, insecure, self-doubting; characterless, effete, frail, spineless, weakened, weak-kneed, wimpy, wishy-washyAntonyms of robust uncertain, weak

Synonym Discussion of robust

healthy, sound, wholesome, robust, hale, well mean enjoying or indicative of good health. healthy implies full strength and vigor as well as freedom from signs of disease.
    • a healthy family
sound emphasizes the absence of disease, weakness, or malfunction.
    • a sound heart
wholesome implies appearance and behavior indicating soundness and balance.
    • a face with a wholesome glow
robust implies the opposite of all that is delicate or sickly.
    • a lively, robust little boy
hale applies particularly to robustness in old age.
    • still hale at the age of eighty
well implies merely freedom from disease or illness.
    • she has never been a well person


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