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Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or character of being resourceful.

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  • noun the ability to cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation
  • noun the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems

Etymologies

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resourceful +‎ -ness

Examples

  • For all of its brilliance — Ford’s sentence-by-sentence resourcefulness is astonishing — The Lay of the Land never pivots, as its predecessors did, on an engaging drama.

    Out of Character

  • Sarrut’s philosophy of hard work, simple living and resourcefulness is an example to many of the people around him who seem to have given up, become apathetic or turned to alcohol to dull the sense of hopelessness they feel.

    Living fields again

  • For all of its brilliance — Ford’s sentence-by-sentence resourcefulness is astonishing — The Lay of the Land never pivots, as its predecessors did, on an engaging drama.

    Out of Character

  • Her resourcefulness was the main reason he had hired her, and she would put it into play the moment she realized she couldn't find him.

    Nutrition

  • Her resourcefulness was the main reason he had hired her, and she would put it into play the moment she realized she couldn't find him.

    Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

  • We do have many problems, that's true, but we're not unimaginative or lacking in resourcefulness.

    Sydney Steel—Before and Now

  • That kind of resourcefulness, experts say, will never go out of style.

    Raising Kids Who Can Thrive Amid Chaos in Their Careers

  • A kind of resourcefulness has saved Ben 10 and people around him from difficult situations, especially when his gadget does to get activated.

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  • I should note here that the special effects are spellbinding, recalling the resourcefulness seen in Neill Blomkamp’s District 9.

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  • And he goes on to comment on the "resourcefulness" of the Syrian youth who can't afford to pay for premium channels so they decode them and watch the games for free instead:

    Global Voices in English

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