What does resilient mean?

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rɪˈzɪl yəntre·silient

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. resilientadjective

    recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like

  2. bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springyadjective

    elastic; rebounds readily

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


  1. resilientadjective

    Able to endure tribulation without cracking.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Resilientadjective

    leaping back; rebounding; recoiling

    Etymology: [L. resiliens, p. pr.]

Editors Contribution

  1. resilient

    Able to live and manage life with dignity, motivation and determination.

    We are all resilient beings on planet earth, we experience many moments of many things and we manage, learn, evolve and move on.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 8, 2016  


  1. Resilient

    elastic; having the property of springing back.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of resilient in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of resilient in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of resilient in a Sentence

  1. Ryan Summers:

    Despite everything, he's been really resilient and has really bounced back well from the pretty challenging treatment he's been through.

  2. Scott Dahnke:

    The cruise industry has been very resilient over a long period of time, the industry has overcome numerous challenges in the past, and we expect that the industry will rebound and prosper with even further enhancements to their already rigorous health and safety protocols in place in the future.

  3. Arthur Lavin:

    Resilience is not an answer to the fact that countries create trauma. It's not an answer to the fact that trauma can go from parents into children, those are wrongs that are wrong no matter how resilient the child is.

  4. Benoit Coeure:

    You've got to be safe, robust and resilient from day one, it's not a learning process: either it works or it doesn't.

  5. Antonio Simoes:

    Our third-quarter results showed very resilient performance for Hong Kong against the backdrop of what's happening, from a private banking perspective, we continue to have targets for Hong Kong that are very ambitious.

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