re·sil·ient [ri-zil-yuhnt, -zil-ee-uhnt]
1. springing back; rebounding.
2. returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched.
3. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant.
WORDS RELATED TO RESILIENT
supple, buoyant, strong, volatile, tough, airy, effervescent, elastic, expansive, hardy, irrepressible, plastic, pliable, springy, rubbery, stretchy
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1. elastic, flexible, springy.
Origin: 1635–45; < Latin resilient- (stem of resiliens ), present participle of resilire to spring back, equivalent to re- re- + -sil-, combining form of salire to leap, jump + -ent- -ent); see salient
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RESILIENT
Instead of being strong and resilient, bones become weak and brittle.
YOU’RE NEVER ‘CURED’ OF AN EATING DISORDER|CARRIE ARNOLD|DECEMBER 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But one of the reasons why the group has been so resilient, he said, was its skill in utilizing propaganda.
ISIS HAS 9,000 ‘CORE FIGHTERS.’ OR MAYBE 17,000. OR POSSIBLY 30,000.|TIM MAK|NOVEMBER 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Stephen Hawking is not only a bona fide genius, but also one of the most resilient men on the planet.
THE OTHER SIDE OF STEPHEN HAWKING: STRIPPERS, ALIENS, AND DISTURBING ABUSE CLAIMS|MARLOW STERN|NOVEMBER 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was the spirit of a resilient city — outraged, engaged, and unified.
THE RESILIENT CITY: NEW YORK AFTER 9/11|JOHN AVLON|SEPTEMBER 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But even her resilient stance carries a strong sense of hopelessness.
HOMOPHOBIA IN RUSSIA IS TAKING A KAFKAESQUE TURN|JAY MICHAELSON|JUNE 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Beyond, a group of women sat hushed and mute; and still the resilient waves of song continued.
THE TRUTH ABOUT TRISTREM VARICK|EDGAR SALTUS
The pastern joints above his striped hoofs were resilient as pliant springs.
THARON OF LOST VALLEY|VINGIE E. ROE
The midribs of the leaves, powerful but resilient, held aloft in generous arches the broad planes of translucent green substance.
THE SEA AND THE JUNGLE|H. M. TOMLINSON
The wire for this purpose should be annealed, and not resilient.
COOLEY'S PRACTICAL RECEIPTS, VOLUME II|ARNOLD COOLEY
Sheba did not know, as her resilient muscles carried her forward joyfully, that she was answering the call of youth to youth.
THE YUKON TRAIL|WILLIAM MACLEOD RAINE