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resilience Line breaks: re|sili|ence
Pronunciation: /rɪˈzɪlɪəns/

Definition of resilience in English:


[mass noun]
1The 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
2The 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.



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  • But the underlying economy still has enormous strength and resiliency.
  • We need a long-term approach to reduce the vulnerability and improve the resiliency of all these networks.
  • What happened tonight is that we saw the resiliency of this team.

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