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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having the quality of springing back to a former position. Also: Able to recover quickly from sickness or difficulty; sturdy.

Usage examples (36)
  • A resilient personality is best for dealing with stress and adversity.
  • "Defensively, I keep using the word resilient," Tigers coach Gene Chizik said on Tuesday.
  • The word resilient is at the core of much national security policy and it is again with cyber security.
  • He is -- you know, he's been called resilient, a fighter. for more
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