Examples of resilient in a Sentence
- The tallow tree, an ornamental species introduced by Benjamin Franklin in 1772, can quickly grow to 10 metres and is resilient to many pests. —New Scientist, 19-25 Aug. 2006
- In this affecting and eloquent account of the Dew family members' attempts to come to terms with the homosexuality of the elder son … Stephen emerges as a remarkably resilient and self-aware young man. —Genevieve Stuttaford, Publishers Weekly, 18 Apr. 1994
- Scientists are trying to figure out how the complex structure of such crystals and polymers and their interactions on the molecular level lead to resilient materials like sea shells, teeth and bones. —JoAnn Shroyer, Quark, Critters and Chaos, 1993
- Old roses are tough and resilient; they may be a little loose and blowzy … but the fact remains, these bushes want to live. —Beverly Lowry, New York Times Book Review, 3 Dec. 1989
- Hot-dipped nails have a resilient, thick zinc jacket that withstands more of the perils of a nail's life. —Jim Locke, The Apple Corps Guide to the Well-Built House, 1988
The local economy is remarkably resilient.
after being dipped in liquid nitrogen, the rubber ball's normally resilient surface is as brittle as ceramic
Recent Examples of resilient from the Web
Houston is a strong town, and the people are resilient.
The point stands: The Crew’s been resilient this year, blending a dangerous offense with some bullpen heroics to come back frequently.
Ride, Handling, and Steering We’ve long praised the A7’s competent chassis, excellent body control, and resilient ride quality.
Sea lions are just one more in a series of challenges to the survival of the Northwest’s remarkably resilient salmon.
Whatever the disease, one factor remains constant: Prions are both lethal and resilient.
They are doomed not only because our alliance is strong, our countries are resilient, and our power is unmatched.
Communities are likely to adapt and become more resilient.
Like the elegant Eiffel Tower or Seattle's forward-looking Space Needle, Mosul's al-Hadba' minaret not only commanded the city's skyline, but also captured the spirit of its residents: unique, resilient, dignified in its deep history.
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Synonymsbouncy, flexible, elastic, rubberlike, rubbery, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supple, whippy
Antonymsinelastic, inflexible, nonelastic, rigid, stiff
Related Wordsadaptable, ductile, kneadable, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant; limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, willowy
Near Antonymscompact, firm, hard, solid, unyielding; brittle, crisp, crumbly, flaky (also flakey), friable, short
Synonym Discussion of resilient
- an elastic waistband
- a resilient innersole
- the cake is done when the top is springy
- flexible plastic tubing
- supple leather
RESILIENT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of resilient for English Language Learners
: able to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens
: able to return to an original shape after being pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc.
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