American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having resilience; inclined to leap or spring back; leaping or springing back; rebounding.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling.
- 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)
“The word "resilient" carries two definitions, both of which are applicable to the present efforts to alleviate the effects of the ongoing drought in the HoA and ensure systems that prevent future instances of food insecurity.”
“A Pentagon report now says the Taliban has now regrouped into what it calls a resilient insurgency likely to step up attacks on U.S. troops and others.”
“She has taken many blows to her body through sickness and to her heart through the deaths of so many of those close to her, and yet she has managed to remain resilient, engaged and wonderfully ebullient through it all.”
“It is built low to the ground but it looks up, and I should think that it has a good chance to remain resilient and meaningful under well-nigh any future circumstance.”
“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.”
“It turns out that Obama was right when he said that the Gulf Coast is "resilient" - a comment that ignited outrage from environmentalists and backpedaling from the White House.”
“Friends describe me as persistent and resilient, which is true.”
“As someone who has always been described as resilient, I felt powerless, helpless, angry and sad.”
“In a proactive approach, ecosystem management is aiming to be adaptive to changes and to make ecosystems more resilient, which is seen as also reducing the vulnerability of society to the disturbances caused by desertification.”
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