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resilient

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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resilientre‧sil‧i‧ent /rɪˈzɪliənt/ adjective  1 STRONG PERSONable to become strong, happy, or successful again after a difficult situation or eventtough Children are often very resilient. The company proved remarkably resilient during the recession.2 HPstrong and not easily damaged by being pulled, pressed etc boots with tough resilient soles Any chemical treatment will leave hair less resilient than before.resiliently adverb
Examples from the Corpus
resilientAmy will soon be out of hospital -- children of her age are very resilient.Confounding nearly all expectations, he and his cut-throat regime proved highly resilient.Jim Harbaugh has been very resilient all year.The scenes of them together, despairing and hopeful, angry and resilient, are masterful.Being twenty-three years old and quite resilient, I got over the shock pretty quickly.Exceptionally resilient, Lillie embarked on a new career - as an actress.The enemy proved far more resilient than expected.Young, charming, talented; she was also more resilient than he had anticipated.remarkably resilientA straw-poll of representatives yesterday showed support for the Chancellor is remarkably resilient.Although cob walls contain no stone, apart from the footings, they are remarkably resilient.On the surface, at least, most of the children seem remarkably resilient.After her initial prostration, Constanze proved remarkably resilient, and began to demonstrate her innate capacity for organization.Probably for this reason, it has proved a remarkably resilient idea.
From Longman Business Dictionaryresilientre‧sil‧i‧ent /rɪˈzɪliənt/ adjectiveECONOMICS a resilient country, economy, currency etc is strong and performs well, even under difficult conditionsThe dollar proved resilient against the yen in trading yesterday.resilience noun [uncountable]the company’s resilience in the face of economic recession and weak demand
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