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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Whedon also introduced its snarky, resourceful, green-haired director Abigail Brand, a plumb role for any actress not already in the MCU's orbit. Scott Huver, CNN, "'Spider-Man' end credits suggest a cosmic Marvel future really far from home," 3 July 2019 For a vast swath of the American public, Iacocca was the face, the voice and the symbol of the car business in Detroit at its most resourceful and industrious. Bart Barnes, The Denver Post, "Lee Iacocca, who rescued Chrysler from bankruptcy in the 1980s, dies at 94," 2 July 2019 The theory starts off with The Good Dinosaur, which shows that dinosaurs and other animals are actually pretty resourceful when they are left on their own without any humans. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "What is the Pixar Theory and What Does It Mean For Your Favorite Movies?," 19 June 2019 Buhr sarcastically praised the main office staff for teaching her to be resourceful over apparent incompetence. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Valedictorian rips school staff and calls out teacher for "alcoholism" in graduation speech," 15 June 2019 Buhr sarcastically praised the main office staff for teaching her to be resourceful over apparent incompetence. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Valedictorian rips school staff and calls out teacher for "alcoholism" in graduation speech," 15 June 2019 Program assistants must be flexible and resourceful, willing to take ownership of tasks as well as be able to follow instructions and work independently without a lot of direct supervision. National Geographic, "Trip Leader Opportunities," 12 June 2019 The upshot is that our recipe developers are forced to get industrious and resourceful. Adam Rapoport, Bon Appétit, "These Strawberry Shortcakes Have Only 10 Ingredients," 11 June 2019 Buhr sarcastically praised the main office staff for teaching her to be resourceful over apparent incompetence. Christopher Brito, CBS News, "Valedictorian rips school staff and calls out teacher for "alcoholism" in graduation speech," 14 June 2019

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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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