robust (comparative robuster, superlative robustest) (see usage notes)
- Evincing strength and health; strong.
- He was a robust man of six feet four.
- robust health
- A robust wall was put up.
- She was stronger, larger, more robust physically than he had hitherto conceived.
- Violent; rough; rude.
- Requiring strength or vigor
- 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.