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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 re•sil•ient /rɪˈzɪlyənt/
USA pronunciation adj.
having resilience; flexible: a resilient rubber ball. 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 zil ′yənt, -zil ′ē ənt), USA pronunciation adj.
springing back; rebounding.
returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant. re•sil ′ient•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. elastic, flexible, springy. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
resilient / rɪˈzɪlɪənt/ adj (of an object or material) capable of regaining its original shape or position after bending, stretching, compression, or other deformation; elastic (of a person) recovering easily and quickly from shock, illness, hardship, etc; irrepressible reˈsiliently adv
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