V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. able to deal effectively with different situations; 2. having the necessary resources to adapt to different situations and effectively solve problems

Synonyms: adroit, imaginative, inventive, clever, enterprising, skilled

Antonyms: dim-witted, unimaginative

Tips: Someone who is resourceful has the necessary mental resources to adapt to various situations and solve problems with a little creativity and imagination. Describing someone as resourceful is a more sophisticated way of denoting that the person "thinks outside the box."

Usage Examples:

You would be wise to hire me because I'm very resourceful and adept at problem solving. (enterprising, skilled, adroit)

Jeannie is a resourceful creative director who always comes up with new solutions to old problems. (imaginative, inventive)

I was very impressed by the way she resourcefully handled a difficult situation and made it work to her advantage. (skillfully, adroitly) adverb

Children can be very resourceful at creating new games when left to their own imagination. (clever, inventive)

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