Resilient meaning

rĭ-zĭl'yənt
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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Able to recover readily, as from misfortune.
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Able to endure tribulation without cracking.
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Capable of returning to an original shape or position, as after having been compressed.
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Recovering strength, spirits, good humor, etc. quickly; buoyant.
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Bouncing or springing back into shape, position, etc. after being stretched, bent, or, esp., compressed.
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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