resilient

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English resilient, from Old French resilient, from Latin resiliēns, present active participle of resiliō (I leap or spring back).

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resilient (comparative more resilient, superlative most resilient)

  1. (of objects or substances) Returning quickly to original shape after force is applied; elastic
  2. (of systems, organisms or people) Returning quickly to normal after damaging events or conditions.
    • 1994, Michael Grumley, The Last Diary:
      He’s resilient, and strong, but sometimes tonight, here, the weight of what he’s saying makes him stop, pause as if lost.

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Verb[edit]

resilient

  1. third-person plural future active indicative of resiliō