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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Generally, the industry is going to have to be incredibly resourceful to find meaningful solutions. Mark Holgate, Vogue, "Max Mara’s Ian Griffiths Talks Berlin, Bowie, Politics and Coming of Age in Punk-Era Manchester," 31 May 2019 Klein and Fulnecky are extremely resourceful and have the time and space to store bits and bobs for future projects. Amy Pennington, The Seattle Times, "A couple’s Rainier Beach garden is a place of creativity, vision and function," 19 May 2019 As a result, the designer has become more resourceful than ever, often sourcing fabric at his local Goodwill. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Born in Buffalo and Trained in London, Edwin Mohney Sources the Fabric for His Radical Ball Gowns at Kmart," 16 Feb. 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 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

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First Known Use of resourceful

1851, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of resourceful was in 1851

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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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