from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Marked by the ability to recover readily, as from misfortune.
- adj. Capable of returning to an original shape or position, as after having been compressed. See Synonyms at flexible.
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- adj. Able to endure tribulation without cracking.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having resilience; inclined to leap or spring back; leaping or springing back; rebounding.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like
- adj. elastic; rebounds readily
Latin resiliēns, resilient-, present participle of resilīre, to leap back; see resile.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)