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."

Primary Meanings of robust

1.
adj
sturdy and strong in form, constitution, or construction
2.
adj
marked by richness and fullness of flavor
3.
adj
rough and crude
Full Definitions of robust
1

adj 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
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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adj 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
2

adj 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
3

adj rough and crude

“a robust tale”
Synonyms:
unrefined
(used of persons and their behavior) not refined; uncouth