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resourceful

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

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

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Origin of resourceful

First recorded in 1850–55; resource + -ful

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British Dictionary definitions for resourceful

resourceful
/ (rɪˈzɔːsfʊl, -ˈsɔːs-) /

adjective

ingenious, capable, and full of initiative, esp in dealing with difficult situations

Derived forms of resourceful

resourcefully, adverbresourcefulness, noun
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