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1(of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions.‘babies are generally far more resilient than new parents realize’‘the fish are resilient to most infections’
strong, tough, hardyView synonyms
- ‘Happily, children are resilient and this sort of familial chaos will have no effect on them.’
- ‘I am a strong and resilient person and the fact that I can easily adapt to any situation made me a survivor.’
- ‘Dog sled and snowshoe races were also held when the Arctic winter night drew to an end, enhancing the endurance of a resilient people.’
- ‘Foxes are resilient creatures, and have the ability to increase their population when mortality increases.’
- ‘He is a resilient character, but it is an experience which tested his resolve.’
- ‘The belief that girls are more resilient to environmental factors than boys was thus not supported.’
- ‘People are very resilient and want to carry on their lives just as they did before.’
- ‘Laboratory experiments show the molecule also has an effect on human cells, making them much more resilient to radiation.’
- ‘I am a much more confident and resilient person than I was three years ago.’
- ‘They were resilient people of noble character who knew the line between right and wrong.’
- ‘They were resilient people with strong faith and a firm belief in providence.’
- ‘They are a hardy and resilient species, a fact evident from their continued existence into the 21st century.’
- ‘True, children are resilient but going through that kind of ordeal is bound to leave some scars.’
- ‘When trying events do arise, slow down and ask yourself how a resilient person would respond.’
- ‘Africa is a wonderful, diverse continent with an extraordinary, energetic and resilient people.’
- ‘This foundation in turn leads to children developing into resourceful and resilient teenagers and adults.’
- ‘With a stunning array of products, the exhibition gives us the feel of a resilient people and their culture.’
- ‘He remains a charming, impeccably polite, good-natured and amazingly resilient man.’
- ‘Children can be remarkably adaptable and are more resilient to trauma than older generations.’
- ‘A less resilient person would have succumbed to depression and retired from music and public life.’
2(of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed.‘a shoe with resilient cushioning’
flexible, pliable, pliant, supple, plastic, elastic, springy, rubberyView synonyms
- ‘Support surfaces that are made from resilient foam exhibit this type of elastic response.’
- ‘Buffalo horns are also more flexible and resilient than cattle horns and provide thicker strips.’
- ‘Just a small portion of this resilient rubber gray matter is all one needs to erase away the problems.’
- ‘Three values of resilient modulus can be extracted from the permanent strain testing.’
- ‘Soil elastic modulus or resilient modulus can be measured in laboratory using dynamic triaxial tests or resonant column test.’
- ‘One of the useful touches found on both models is a resilient recoil pad that carries a polymer insert in the heel.’
- ‘US researchers are investigating whether a flexible, resilient gel has the potential to be used as artificial cartilage to repair ailing joints.’
- ‘Because of the high protein content of bone, it is flexible and resilient as well as hard.’
- ‘Something like jam doughnuts, they have a tough envelope of cartilage containing a resilient, jelly like substance.’
- ‘Foam is resilient, keeps its shape and comes in a range of densities.’
- ‘After a bit the dough gets more resilient and when poked with a finger, springs back at you.’
- ‘Air can pass through the foam easily, resulting in a soft, resilient, flexible material.’
Mid 17th century: from Latin resilient- leaping back from the verb resilire (see resile).
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