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resilient

re·sil·ient

resilient

 
pronunciation:
rih zI li nt [or] rih zIl ynt
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: able to resume shape after being pressed or stretched; elastic.
Rubber is a highly resilient material.
synonyms:
elastic, springy
similar words:
flexible, pliable, pliant, rubbery, stretchable, stretchy, supple
definition 2: able to withstand and recover quickly from difficulty, sickness, or the like.
We were surprised that she was so resilient at her age, recovering from surgery after only a few weeks.
synonyms:
elastic
antonyms:
sickly
similar words:
adaptable, buoyant, hardy, irrepressible, rebounding, robust, rugged, strong, sturdy, tough
derivation: resiliently (adv.)