[ ri-zil-yuhnt, -zil-ee-uhnt ]
/ rɪˈzɪl yənt, -ˈzɪl i ənt /
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.
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Origin of resilient
OTHER WORDS FROM resilient
re·sil·ient·ly, adverbnon·re·sil·i·ent, adjectivenon·re·sil·i·ent·ly, adverbun·re·sil·ient, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for resilient
"Tootaloo," chirped Manders resiliently and dragged a crumpled script from his pocket.The Education of Eric Lane|Stephen McKenna
British Dictionary definitions for resilient
/ (rɪˈzɪlɪənt) /
(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
Derived forms of resilientresiliently, adverb
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