resourceful

adjective
re·​source·​ful | \ ri-ˈsȯrs-fəl How to pronounce resourceful (audio) , -ˈzȯrs-\

Definition of resourceful

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

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Other Words from resourceful

resourcefully \ ri-​ˈsȯrs-​fə-​lē How to pronounce resourcefully (audio) , -​ˈzȯrs-​ \ adverb
resourcefulness noun

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But scientists are a resourceful bunch, and some have used that as an opportunity to study how humans form their beliefs. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Why does flat Earth belief still exist?," 28 Dec. 2018 But scientists are a resourceful bunch, and some have used that as an opportunity to study how humans form their beliefs. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Why does flat Earth belief still exist?," 28 Dec. 2018 Here, two college roommates—assured, resourceful, generous Otilia (an astonishing Anamaria Marinca) and sweet, impulsive, selfish Găbita (Laura Vasiliu)—share an experience that will forever change them, in ways expected and otherwise. David Mermelstein, WSJ, "Cinematic Treasures From an Unexpected Place," 22 Jan. 2019 But scientists are a resourceful bunch, and some have used that as an opportunity to study how humans form their beliefs. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Why does flat Earth belief still exist?," 28 Dec. 2018 But scientists are a resourceful bunch, and some have used that as an opportunity to study how humans form their beliefs. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Why does flat Earth belief still exist?," 28 Dec. 2018 With the chance to move to the brink of the World Series, a lineup that was resourceful and powerful throughout the regular season and in the division series couldn’t hit a homer or string together any significant rallies. Greg Beacham, The Seattle Times, "Power outage: Brewers’ bats struggle in 13-inning loss," 17 Oct. 2018 Scorpio: Salad from the Farmer’s Market Scorpios are oh so resourceful and really know how to make something out of nothing. Spoon U, Teen Vogue, "What to Eat for Lunch Based on Your Zodiac Sign," 28 July 2018 Baibabaeva’s story begins by a mountain lake in Kurdistan, where she was born and was raised with a resourceful grandmother who had lived under the Soviet regime. Vogue, "Tatiana Baibabaeva Is Infusing Slow Fashion with Sensuality, One Macramé Dress at a Time," 31 May 2018

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First Known Use of resourceful

1851, in the meaning defined above

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resourceful

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of resourceful

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

resourceful

adjective
re·​source·​ful | \ ri-ˈsȯrs-fəl How to pronounce resourceful (audio) \

Kids Definition of resourceful

: clever in dealing with problems

Other Words from resourceful

resourcefulness noun

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