resourceful

[ ri-sawrs-fuhl, -sohrs-, -zawrs-, -zohrs- ]
/ rɪˈsɔrs fəl, -ˈsoʊrs-, -ˈzɔrs-, -ˈzoʊrs- /

adjective

able to deal skillfully and promptly with new situations, difficulties, etc.

Origin of resourceful

First recorded in 1850–55; resource + -ful
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resourceful

/ (rɪˈzɔːsfʊl, -ˈsɔːs-) /

adjective

ingenious, capable, and full of initiative, esp in dealing with difficult situations
Derived Formsresourcefully, adverbresourcefulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for resourceful

resourceful


adj.

1807, from resource + -ful. Related: Resourcefully; resourcefulness.

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