V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. healthy, strong, and energetic; 2. built to be sturdy and durable; 3. requiring physical strength and endurance; 4. boisterous in manner; 5. hearty, full-flavored; 6. crude or rough

Synonyms: healthy, strong, energetic, sturdy, solid, vigorous, hearty, rugged, full-bodied, flavorful, rude, rough

Antonyms: frail, weak, feeble, tasteless

Tips: Robust comes from the Latin robustus, which means "oaken or strong." Think of the strength of an oak. Because the general idea of robust is that of strength and heartiness, it has many uses and applications. See examples…

Usage Examples:

He was a tall, handsome, robust young man. (healthy, strong)

The young woman was offended by the robust stories her co-workers told over lunch. (rude, crude)

During the first two years no one was sure that the company would succeed at all, but it has been enjoying robust growth for the past three quarters. (strong, hearty, vigorous)

I’m never fully awake until I’ve had a cup of robust, fresh-brewed coffee. (full-bodied)

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