resilient

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•sil•ient /rɪˈzɪlyənt/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. having resilience;
    flexible:a resilient rubber ball.
  2. recovering quickly and easily from illness, misfortune, troubles, or the like;
    buoyant.
re•sil•ien•cy, n. [uncountable]

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
re•sil•ient  (ri zilyənt, -zilē ənt),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. springing back;
    rebounding.
  2. returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched.
  3. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like;
    buoyant.
re•silient•ly, adv. 
  • Latin resilient- (stem of resiliēns), present participle of resilīre to spring back, equivalent. to re- re- + -sil-, combining form of salīre to leap, jump + -ent- -ent); see salient
  • 1635–45
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged elastic, flexible, springy.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
resilient /rɪˈzɪlɪənt/ adj
  1. (of an object or material) capable of regaining its original shape or position after bending, stretching, compression, or other deformation; elastic
  2. (of a person) recovering easily and quickly from shock, illness, hardship, etc; irrepressible

reˈsiliently adv
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