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resourceful

[ri-sawrs-fuh l, -sohrs-, -zawrs-, -zohrs-] /rɪˈsɔrs fəl, -ˈsoʊrs-, -ˈzɔrs-, -ˈzoʊrs-/
adjective
1.
able to deal skillfully and promptly with new situations, difficulties, etc.
Origin of resourceful
1850-1855
1850-55; resource + -ful
Related forms
resourcefully, adverb
resourcefulness, noun
self-resourceful, adjective
self-resourcefully, adverb
self-resourcefulness, noun
unresourceful, adjective
unresourcefully, adverb
unresourcefulness, noun
Synonyms
talented, able, imaginative, adroit.
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resourceful

/rɪˈzɔːsfʊl; -ˈsɔːs-/
adjective
1.
ingenious, capable, and full of initiative, esp in dealing with difficult situations
Derived Forms
resourcefully, adverb
resourcefulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for resourceful
adj.

1807, from resource + -ful. Related: Resourcefully; resourcefulness.

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