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resilient

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of resilient

  1. able to revert to original size and shape after being stretched, squeezed, or twisted <after being dipped in liquid nitrogen, the rubber ball's normally resilient surface is as brittle as ceramic> Synonyms bouncy, flexible, elastic, rubberlike, rubbery, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supple, whippyRelated Words adaptable, ductile, kneadable, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant; limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, willowyNear Antonyms compact, firm, hard, solid, unyielding; brittle, crisp, crumbly, flaky (also flakey), friable, shortAntonyms inelastic, inflexible, nonelastic, rigid, stiff




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