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, adverb
- non·re·sil·i·ent, adjective
- non·re·sil·i·ent·ly, adverb
- un·re·sil·ient, adjective
- un·re·sil·ient·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for resilient
(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
- resiliently, adverb
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