Advertisement

Advertisement

View synonyms for resilient

resilient

[ ri-zil-yuhnt, -zil-ee-uhnt ]

adjective

  1. springing back; rebounding.

    Synonyms: springy, flexible, elastic

  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.


resilient

/ rɪˈzɪlɪənt /

adjective

  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


Discover More

Derived Forms

  • reˈsiliently, adverb

Discover More

Other Words From

  • 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

Discover More

Word History and Origins

Origin of resilient1

First recorded in 1635–45; from Latin resilient-, stem of resiliēns, present participle of resilīre “to spring back,” equivalent to re- re- + -sil-, combining form of salīre “to leap, jump”; salient

Discover More

Example Sentences

Building a more resilient form of globalization will require action by both CEOs and policymakers.

From Fortune

Still, security-focused grants aren’t the best way to make communities more resilient against storms and floods.

From Fortune

Since then, the crypto industry’s two flagship currencies, Bitcoin and Ethereum, have bounced back significantly, though both are currently at around 60% of their all time highs, and the industry as a whole has proved resilient.

From Fortune

CEO Craig Menear said several factors explain why home spending is proving to be so resilient.

From Fortune

So, actually, what we need to have is a much more resilient economy — which, actually, a circular economy is much more resilient than a linear.

Instead of being strong and resilient, bones become weak and brittle.

But one of the reasons why the group has been so resilient, he said, was its skill in utilizing propaganda.

Stephen Hawking is not only a bona fide genius, but also one of the most resilient men on the planet.

Organizations engaging in network are often diffuse, leaderless, and incredibly resilient.

This was the spirit of a resilient city — outraged, engaged, and unified.

Tactical use, by the enemy, of the more resilient units of the Landsturm for negotiating Belgian dykes.

The bedding rested on wide resilient straps fixed to the cross-bars at top and bottom of the bed.

His stubby black hoofs have a dense, rubbery, resilient broad heel.

The pastern joints above his striped hoofs were resilient as pliant springs.

The old man sensed his growing uneasiness but that resilient pride checked any apparition of modesty.

Advertisement

Related Words

Word of the Day

axolotl

[ak-suh-lot-l ]

Meaning and examples

Start each day with the Word of the Day in your inbox!

By clicking "Sign Up", you are accepting Dictionary.com Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policies.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement


resilienceresilin