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Wordnet 3.0


1. recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like;

2. elastic; rebounds readily;
- Example: "clean bouncy hair"
- Example: "a lively tennis ball"
- Example: "as resilient as seasoned hickory"
- Example: "springy turf"
[syn: bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Resilient \Re*sil"i*ent\ (-ent), a. [L. resiliens, p. pr.] Leaping back; rebounding; recoiling. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

resilient adj 1: recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like 2: elastic; rebounds readily; "clean bouncy hair"; "a lively tennis ball"; "as resilient as seasoned hickory"; "springy turf" [syn: bouncy, live, lively, resilient, springy]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

67 Moby Thesaurus words for "resilient": able to adapt, adaptable, adaptive, adjustable, airy, alterable, alterative, bouncing, bouncy, bounding, breezy, buoyant, carefree, changeable, checkered, convalescent, corky, debonair, effervescent, elastic, ever-changing, expansive, extensile, flexible, flexile, fluid, free and easy, impermanent, jaunty, kaleidoscopic, light, lighthearted, lightsome, lively, malleable, many-sided, metamorphic, mobile, modifiable, movable, mutable, nonuniform, perky, permutable, plastic, protean, proteiform, rebounding, recalcitrant, recoiling, recuperative, recuperatory, repercussive, responsive, reviviscent, rubbery, springing, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supple, transient, transitory, variable, volatile, whippy