resilient
adjective Etymology: Latin resilient-, resiliens, present participle of resilire to jump back, recoil, from re- + salire to leap — more at sally Date: 1674 characterized or marked by resilience: as a. capable of withstanding shock without permanent deformation or rupture b. tending to recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change Synonyms: see elasticresiliently adverb

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  • résilient — résilient, iente [ reziljɑ̃, jɑ̃t ] adj. • 1932; angl. resilient (1674); lat. resiliens ♦ Phys. Qui a une certaine résistance au choc, une certaine résilience. ● résilient, résiliente adjectif Se dit de ce qui présente une résistance aux chocs. ● …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • resilient — re‧sil‧i‧ent [rɪˈzɪliənt] adjective ECONOMICS a resilient country, economy, currency etc is strong and performs well, even under difficult conditions: • The dollar proved resilient against the yen in trading yesterday. resilience noun… …   Financial and business terms

  • Resilient — Re*sil i*ent ( ent), a. [L. resiliens, p. pr.] Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • resilient — I adjective able to endure, adaptable, adaptive, adjustable, bendable, bouncing, buoyant, durable, elastic, flexible, flexile, jaunty, malleable, mollis, pliable, pliant, recoiling, responsive, responsive to change, rubbery, sequacious, spongy,… …   Law dictionary

  • resilient — 1640s, from L. resilientem, prp. of resilire (see RESILIENCE (Cf. resilience)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • resilient — 1 *elastic, springy, flexible, supple Analogous words: recoiling, resiling, rebouftding (see REBOUND): recovering, regaining, retrieving (see RECOVER) Contrasted words: rigid, *stiff, inflexible, tense 2 *elastic, expansive, buoyant, volatile,… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • resilient — [adj] bouncy, flexible airy, buoyant, effervescent, elastic, expansive, hardy, irrepressible, plastic, pliable, quick to recover, rebounding, rolling with punches*, rubbery, snapping back, springy, stretchy, strong, supple, tough, volatile;… …   New thesaurus

  • resilient — ► ADJECTIVE 1) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. 2) (of a person) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. DERIVATIVES resilience noun resiliently adverb. ORIGIN from… …   English terms dictionary

  • resilient — [ri zil′yənt, ri zil′ē ənt] adj. [L resiliens, prp. of resilire: see RESILE] 1. bouncing or springing back into shape, position, etc. after being stretched, bent, or, esp., compressed 2. recovering strength, spirits, good humor, etc. quickly;… …   English World dictionary

  • resilient — [[t]rɪzɪ̱liənt[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ Something that is resilient is strong and not easily damaged by being hit, stretched, or squeezed. Cotton is more resistant to being squashed and polyester is more resilient. ...an armchair of… …   English dictionary

  • resilient — re|sil|i|ent [rıˈzıliənt] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: , present participle of resilire to jump back , from salire to jump ] 1.) able to become strong, happy, or successful again after a difficult situation or event →↑tough ▪ Children… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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