from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Able to act effectively or imaginatively, especially in difficult situations.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Abounding in resources.
- Good at devising expedients; shifty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Full of resources.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
Capableor clever; able to put available resourcesto efficientor ingenioususe; using materials at handwisely or efficiently.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having inner resources; adroit or imaginative
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Being resourceful is definitely a virtue these days, and sharing your craftiness with others is perhaps the best way to sprinkle the seeds of good design.
Still, Ree - the name might as well be short for 'resourceful' - stands up to drug kingpins and crank addicts, cops and bail bondsmen, and her own neighbors and family members.
Would they be as quick to label our resourceful young law student a jerk (or much worse) if he were black?
I had to be resourceful, which is what I am, and I set out to do the book.
Would they be as quick to label our resourceful young law student a jerk or much worse if he were black?
The cops called her resourceful, but she must have had nerves of steel as well.
You've been called a resourceful MacGyver-type with a knack for doing a lot with a little.
Re the maggot story: many *many* adjectives spring to mind, but I'm going to go with "resourceful"...
The kind of resourceful, probing journalism that first exposed most of the serious scandals, corruption and injustice in our nations history would simply disappear .
He had a kind of resourceful impudence, coupled with executive vigour and a good deal of wit, which had made him useful in the less martial duties of his command.