Synonyms for robust

Grammar : Adj
Spell : roh-buhst, roh-buhst
Phonetic Transcription : roʊˈbʌst, ˈroʊ bʌst

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Définition of robust

Origin :
  • 1540s, from Middle French robuste (14c.) and directly from Latin robustus "strong and hardy," literally "as strong as oak," originally "oaken," from robur, robus "hard timber, strength," also "a special kind of oak," named for its reddish heartwood, from Latin ruber "red" (cf. robigo "rust"), from PIE *reudh- (see red (adj.1)). Related: Robustly; robustness. Robustious (1540s) was a common form in 17c. (cf. "Hamlet" iii.2); it fell from use by mid-18c., but was somewhat revived by mid-19c. antiquarian writers.
  • adj healthy, strong
Example sentences :
  • We are creating a nation once again vibrant, robust, and alive.
  • Extract from : « United States Presidents' Inaugural Speeches » by Various
  • And the robust anarchist, hanging his head on his breast, fell into a long reverie.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • To the widow of Mr Verloc the robust anarchist was like a radiant messenger of life.
  • Extract from : « The Secret Agent » by Joseph Conrad
  • She made a perfect figure of robust health and vigorous purpose.
  • Extract from : « The Law-Breakers » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • If I had never had a trouble before I had one now—large, stalwart, robust.
  • Extract from : « The First Violin » by Jessie Fothergill
  • Laurent, who was tall and robust, with a florid complexion, astonished her.
  • Extract from : « Therese Raquin » by Emile Zola
  • Everybody complimented me on my sleek and robust appearance.
  • Extract from : « Adventures and Recollections » by Bill o'th' Hoylus End
  • A trip such as this had been was enough to upset even the most robust constitution.
  • Extract from : « Thankful's Inheritance » by Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Traces of a 'robust sophistry' are likewise discernible in his argument with Callicles.
  • Extract from : « Gorgias » by Plato
  • He was not unconscious long, being a healthy and robust young fellow.
  • Extract from : « The Woman-Haters » by Joseph C. Lincoln

Antonyms for robust

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