Definition of resilience in English:

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Pronunciation: /rɪˈzɪlɪəns/
(also resiliency)


[mass noun]
1The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness: the often remarkable resilience of so many British institutions
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  • Poland's history has been marked by its resilience.
  • However, the losses in market value are distributed unevenly, with some regions showing a surprising resilience to the market upheaval.
  • The panicky reaction of players at the US Open betrayed their lack of resilience in the face of adversity.
2The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity: nylon is excellent in wearability, abrasion resistance and resilience
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  • Polypropylene is being used more and more widely in the manufacture of carpeting due to its high resilience to wear and stain proof properties.
durability, ability to last, strength, sturdiness, toughness
strength of character, strength, toughness, hardiness;
adaptability, buoyancy, flexibility, ability to bounce back

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