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RESILIENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does resilient mean? 

RESILIENT (adjective)
  The adjective RESILIENT has 2 senses:

1. recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
2. elastic; rebounds readily

  Familiarity information: RESILIENT used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESILIENT (adjective)


Sense 1resilient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like

Similar:

spirited (displaying animation, vigor, or liveliness)


Sense 2resilient [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Elastic; rebounds readily

Synonyms:

bouncy; springy; resilient; lively; live

Context examples:

clean bouncy hair / a lively tennis ball / as resilient as seasoned hickory / springy turf

Similar:

elastic (capable of resuming original shape after stretching or compression; springy)


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