Meaning of RESILIENT in English


— resiliently , adv.

/ri zil"yeuhnt, -zil"ee euhnt/ , adj.

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.

[ 1635-45; resilient- (s. of resiliens ), prp. of resilire to spring back, equiv. to re- RE- + -sil-, comb. form of salire to leap, jump + -ent- -ENT); see SALIENT ]

Syn. 1. elastic, flexible, springy.

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