resilient

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 Resilient — Re*sil i*ent ( ent), a. [L. resiliens, p. pr.] Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 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

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 resilient — adj. VERBS ▪ be, prove, seem ▪ become ▪ make sth ▪ remain ADVERB …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 resilient — adjective 1 someone who is resilient quickly becomes healthy or happy again after an illness, difficulty, change etc: I wouldn t worry kids are very resilient. 2 a resilient substance returns to its former shape when pressure is removed… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 resilient — adjective 1) resilient materials Syn: flexible, pliable, supple; durable, hardwearing, stout, strong, sturdy, tough See note at flexible 2) young and resilient Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 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… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 resilient — resiliently, adv. /ri zil yeuhnt, zil ee euhnt/, adj. 1. springing back; rebounding. 2. returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched. 3. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; …

    Universalium

  • 17 resilient — adjective Able to endure tribulation without cracking. He’s resilient, and strong, but sometimes tonight, here, the weight of what he’s saying makes him stop, pause as if lost. Syn: bendable, flexible, strong …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 resilient — re|sil|ient [ rı zıljənt ] adjective 1. ) able to quickly become healthy, happy, or strong again after an illness, disappointment, or other problem 2. ) a substance or object that is resilient is able to return to its original shape after being… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 19 resilient — adjective 1》 (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. 2》 (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions. Derivatives resilience… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 20 resilient — UK [rɪˈzɪlɪənt] / US [rɪˈzɪljənt] adjective 1) able to quickly become healthy, happy, or strong again after an illness, disappointment, or other problem 2) physics a substance or object that is resilient is able to return to its original shape… …

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