antifragile

[ an-tee-fraj-uhl, an-tahy- ]

adjective
  1. becoming more robust when exposed to stressors, uncertainty, or risk: We've made the structure sturdy and antifragile, so bad weather makes it stronger.

Origin of antifragile

1
Coined in 2012 by Lebanese-born U.S. mathematical statistician Nassim Nicholas Taleb (born 1960) in his book Antifragile;anti- + fragile

Other words from antifragile

  • an·ti·fra·gil·i·ty [an-tee-fruh-jil-i-tee, an-tahy-], /ˌæn ti frəˈdʒɪl ɪ ti, ˌæn taɪ-/, noun

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