V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. the ability to quickly recover from difficulty or pain; 2. the property of a material that enables it to resume original shape after being pressed or stretched--elasticity

Synonyms: fortitude, strength, toughness, ruggedness, heart, indefatigability, stamina, steadfastness, adaptability, buoyancy, flexibility, pliancy, tractability, suppleness, elasticity

Antonyms: weakness

Tips: Resilience is the ability to overcome odds. To be resilient in a situation is to be strong and withstand whatever problems may come. Resilience also refers to flexibility, and thus, to the ability to easily adapt.

Usage Examples:

Ted showed great resilience when he walked his sister down the isle at her wedding, just two weeks after their father's death. (fortitude, heart)

She is a resilient woman and will bounce back from the pain of her divorce within a short time. (tough, buoyant, adaptable) adjective

That rubber band will lose its resilience if you keep stretching it so far. (elasticity)

Her resilience in the face of so much hardship is remarkable. (buoyancy, strength, stamina)

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