Resilient definition

rĭ-zĭlyənt
Able to recover readily, as from misfortune.
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Recovering strength, spirits, good humor, etc. quickly; buoyant.
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Capable of returning to an original shape or position, as after having been compressed.
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Bouncing or springing back into shape, position, etc. after being stretched, bent, or, esp., compressed.
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Able to endure tribulation without cracking.
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The definition of resilient is someone or something that bounces back into shape or recovers quickly.

An example of resilient is elastic being stretched and returning to its normal size after being let go.

An example of resilient is a sick person rapidly getting healthy.

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Origin of resilient

  • Latin resiliēns resilient- present participle of resilīre to leap back resile

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition