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- Evincing strength; indicating vigorous health; strong; sinewy; muscular; vigorous; sound; as, a robust body; robust youth; robust health.
- He was a robust man of six feet four.
- Anthony Trollope (1815-1882)
- She was stronger, larger, more robust physically than he had hitherto conceived.
- Violent; rough; rude.
2011 October 1, Phil McNulty, “Everton 0 - 2 Liverpool”, BBC Sport:
- As a frenetic opening continued, Cahill - whose robust approach had already prompted Jamie Carragher to register his displeasure to Atkinson - rose above the Liverpool defence to force keeper Pepe Reina into an athletic tip over the top.
- Requiring strength or vigor; as, robust employment.
- Sensible (of intellect etc.); straightforward, not given to or confused by uncertainty or subtlety;
- (systems engineering) Designed or evolved in such a way as to be resistant to total failure despite partial damage.
- (software engineering) Resistant or impervious to failure regardless of user input or unexpected conditions.
- (statistics) Not greatly influenced by errors in assumptions about the distribution of sample errors.
- "More" and "most robust" are much more common than the forms ending in "-er" or "-est".
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