Essential Meaning of robust
1 : strong and healthy robust young men and women He is in robust health.
2 : strongly formed or built robust furniture
3 : successful or impressive and not likely to fail or weaken a robust company a robust economy She offered a robust [=forceful] argument against the plan.
Full Definition of robust
1a : having or exhibiting strength or vigorous health
b : having or showing vigor, strength, or firmness a robust debate a robust faith
c : strongly formed or constructed : sturdy a robust plastic
d : capable of performing without failure under a wide range of conditions robust software
3 : requiring strength or vigor robust work
5 : relating to, resembling, or being a specialized group of australopithecines characterized especially by heavy molars and small incisors adapted to a vegetarian diet
Note: Robust australopithecines are included in the genus Australopithecus along with gracile forms or placed in the separate genus Paranthropus.— compare gracile sense 3
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