bouncebackability

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Etymology[edit]

bounce back +‎ -ability. First claimed [to have been invented] by Crystal Palace manager, Iain Dowie.[1]

Noun[edit]

bouncebackability (uncountable)

  1. (informal) The ability to recover from bad circumstances.
    • 2005, Peter McConnell, Cold-Blooded Killer:
      I think about him everyday, wondering why he gave up, he had so much to live for, he just didn't have that bouncebackability!
    • 2010, Des Dearlove, The Unauthorized Guide to Doing Business the Richard Branson Way, page xiv:
      One of Branson's enduring strengths is his ability to absorb punches, to take the rough with the smooth. He has bouncebackability []
    • circa 2011, Anette Ratz, Skipjack, in Liederbuch & Songbook:
      I'ma skipjack, I'ma roly-poly doll,
      I'ma tumbler, what a funny toy.
      And my best quality is my bouncebackability.

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  1. ^ http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/sport/football/fink_tank/article398660.ece