resourceful

adjective re·source·ful \ ri-ˈsȯrs-fəl , -ˈzȯrs- \

Definition of resourceful

:able to meet situations :capable of devising ways and means
  • a resourceful leader

resourcefully

play \-fə-lē\ adverb

resourcefulness

noun

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First Known Use of resourceful

1851


RESOURCEFUL Defined for English Language Learners

resourceful

adjective

Definition of resourceful for English Language Learners

  • : able to deal well with new or difficult situations and to find solutions to problems


RESOURCEFUL Defined for Kids

resourceful

adjective re·source·ful \ ri-ˈsȯrs-fəl \

Definition of resourceful for Students

:clever in dealing with problems

resourcefulness

noun


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