[ri-sawrs-fuh l, -sohrs-, -zawrs-, -zohrs-]
- able to deal skillfully and promptly with new situations, difficulties, etc.
Origin of resourceful
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talented, able, imaginative, adroit.
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Examples from the Web for resourcefulness
However you felt about it, you had to admire the skill and resourcefulness of the detectives.Hero or Criminal? James Brady, the WTC Ironworker Who Jumped Off the Building
March 25, 2014
He then explains how the behind-the-scenes engineers solved those problems through experiment, ingenuity, and resourcefulness.The Nerds Who Won World War II
February 7, 2013
In the first place, I am learning to admire the resourcefulness of these people around us.In the Midst of Alarms
I had faith in Potokomik and his resourcefulness, and was hopeful they would get out safely.The Long Labrador Trail
This resourcefulness and fertility of method are conspicuous characteristics of him.Herbert Hoover
And in alertness and resourcefulness it is second only to the desire for wealth itself.Is civilization a disease?
One could make the desert his if one had resourcefulness and courage.The Forbidden Trail
- ingenious, capable, and full of initiative, esp in dealing with difficult situations
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Word Origin and History for resourcefulness
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