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resourceful Syllabification: re·source·ful
Pronunciation: /rəˈsôrsfəl/

Definition of resourceful in English:


Having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.
Example sentences
  • Those scissors remind me of the creative inventive and resourceful things my mother did.
  • If we believe in our ability to be inventive and resourceful then we have every reason to believe we can make changes.
  • Fortunately, the two counselors at the orphanage proved to be very quick and resourceful.
ingenious, enterprising, inventive, creative;
clever, talented, able, capable
informal clueful



Pronunciation: /rəˈsôrsfəlē/
Example sentences
  • Eutrophication or the ways to clean up wastewater and utilise them resourcefully was clearly brought out by the students.
  • He resourcefully fashioned a brush using hair from his cat's tail, while his mother and accommodating Indians provided the fledgling painter with a rudimentary palette of primary colors.
  • His discussion of social movements takes the form of dichotomies, each side resourcefully incorporating rhetorical or counter-rhetorical language.


Pronunciation: /rəˈsôrsfəlnəs/ /rēˈsôrsfəlsnəs/
Example sentences
  • I salute the ingenuity and resourcefulness of this man!
  • Unfortunately, heavy rain forced the game indoors and tested the ingenuity and resourcefulness of the event's organizers.
  • We are dealing with an ancient monument to man's ingenuity, resourcefulness and technical prowess.

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