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English definition of “resilient”


adjective uk   /rɪˈzɪl.i.ənt/ us  
C2 able to quickly return to a previous good condition: This rubber ball is very resilient and immediately springs back into shape. She's a resilient girl - she won't be unhappy for long.Physically strong and powerful
noun [U] uk   /-əns/ (formal resiliency) us  
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