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resilience

Pronunciation: /rɪˈzɪljəns; rɪˈzɪliəns/

Translation of resilience in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 (of person) capacidad (feminine) de recuperación, resistencia (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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.
    1.2 (of material) elasticidad (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • Polypropylene is being used more and more widely in the manufacture of carpeting due to its high resilience to wear and stain proof properties.

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