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resilient

[ri-zil-yuhnt, -zil-ee-uhnt]
adjective
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.

Origin:
1635–45; < Latin resilient- (stem of resiliēns), present participle of resilīre to spring back, equivalent to re- re- + -sil-, combining form of salīre to leap, jump + -ent- -ent); see salient

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1. elastic, flexible, springy.
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resilient (rɪˈzɪlɪənt)
 
adj
1.  (of an object or material) capable of regaining its original shape or position after bending, stretching, compression, or other deformation; elastic
2.  (of a person) recovering easily and quickly from shock, illness, hardship, etc; irrepressible
 
re'siliently
 
adv

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resilient
1640s, from L. resilientem, prp. of resilire (see resilience).
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