robust

Use robust to describe a person or thing that is healthy and strong, or strongly built. This adjective also commonly describes food or drink: a robust wine has a rich, strong flavor.

If your school has a robust sports program, it means they offer lots of different kinds of sports and that a lot of kids participate. If you have a robust speaking voice, it means you have a voice that's deep and loud and strong. Robust is from Latin robustus "of oak, hard, strong," from robur "oak tree, strength."

Definitions of robust
  1. adjective
    sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
    “a robust body”
    “a robust perennial”
    Synonyms:
    rugged
    sturdy and strong in constitution or construction; enduring
    healthy
    having or indicating good health in body or mind; free from infirmity or disease
    beefy, buirdly, burly, husky, strapping
    muscular and heavily built
    big-boned
    having a bone structure that is massive in contrast with the surrounding flesh
    big-chested, chesty
    marked by a large or well-developed chest
    big-shouldered, broad-shouldered, square-shouldered
    having broad shoulders
    cast-iron, iron
    extremely robust
    hardy, stalwart, stout, sturdy
    having rugged physical strength; inured to fatigue or hardships
    hardy
    able to survive under unfavorable weather conditions
    half-hardy
    (of plants) requiring protection from frost
    heavy-armed
    having massive arms
    square-built
    broad and solidly built
    vigorous
    strong and active physically or mentally
    strong
    having strength or power greater than average or expected
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    Antonyms:
    frail
    physically weak
    delicate
    exquisitely fine and subtle and pleasing; susceptible to injury
    debile, decrepit, feeble, infirm, rickety, sapless, weak, weakly
    lacking bodily or muscular strength or vitality
    light-boned
    having a bone structure that is light with respect to the surrounding flesh
    weak
    wanting in physical strength
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  2. adjective
    strong enough to withstand or overcome intellectual challenges or adversity
    “the experiment yielded robust results”
    “a robust faith”
    Synonyms:
    strong
    having strength or power greater than average or expected
  3. adjective
    marked by richness and fullness of flavor
    “a robust claret”
    “the robust flavor of fresh-brewed coffee”
    synonyms: full-bodied, racy, rich
    tasty
    pleasing to the sense of taste
  4. adjective
    rough and crude
    “a robust tale”
    Synonyms:
    unrefined
    (used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth
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