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

Examples of resourceful in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Baghdadi was undeniably inspirational, audacious, and resourceful. Jonathan Stevenson, The New York Review of Books, "ISIS After Baghdadi," 7 Jan. 2020 This season, the Sounders had to be resourceful in finishing second in the Western Conference, 16 points behind Los Angeles FC. BostonGlobe.com, "Most read on BostonGlobe.com," 6 Nov. 2019 Difficult people are great at teaching us to be resourceful. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, "Carolyn Hax: In the grand scheme of things, a patriarchal annoyance is minor," 15 Oct. 2019 With an actor the caliber of Robert Pattinson, who crushed it as a resourceful scammer walking a high wire all over Queens in Good Time, Uncut Gems would have been even more gripping. Kyle Smith, National Review, "The Gonzo New York Movie Experience," 11 Dec. 2019 Thanks to a resourceful plot, Stanford people managed to have the Cal band’s charter buses canceled in 1983. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Cal vs. Stanford: The Big Game often comes with a little tomfoolery," 22 Nov. 2019 But this is one resourceful rodent, and who isn’t just a little beguiled by his determination? New York Times, "Respect the Hustle of Soda Can Raccoon and Murder Cat," 22 Nov. 2019 Ryan Zimmerman, still full of sock at 35, also homered to back a resourceful Max Scherzer and boost the wild-card Nationals in their first World Series appearance — tres bien for a franchise that began as the Montreal Expos in 1969. Ben Walker, baltimoresun.com, "Juan Soto helps Nationals top Gerrit Cole and Astros, 5-4, in World Series opener," 23 Oct. 2019 Ryan Zimmerman, still full of sock at 35, also homered to back a resourceful Max Scherzer and boost the wild-card Nationals in their first World Series appearance — tres bien for a franchise that began as the Montreal Expos in 1969. Ben Walker, The Denver Post, "Soto, Nationals top Cole, Astros 5-4 in World Series opener," 22 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of resourceful

1851, in the meaning defined above

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15 Jan 2020

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“Resourceful.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resourceful?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=r&file=resour02. Accessed 26 January 2020.

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More Definitions for resourceful

resourceful

adjective
How to pronounce resourceful (audio)

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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