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resilient
American English: /rəˈzɪljənt/
British English: /rɪˈzɪlɪənt/

Translation of resilient in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1
    (person/character)
    con capacidad de recuperación
    Example sentences
    • The belief that girls are more resilient to environmental factors than boys was thus not supported.
    • They are a hardy and resilient species, a fact evident from their continued existence into the 21st century.
    • They were resilient people with strong faith and a firm belief in providence.
    1.2
    (material)
    Example sentences
    • Foam is resilient, keeps its shape and comes in a range of densities.
    • Just a small portion of this resilient rubber gray matter is all one needs to erase away the problems.
    • Support surfaces that are made from resilient foam exhibit this type of elastic response.

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