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 Nguyen is resourceful and pragmatic — often pulling ingredients from his garden or swiping lemons from his neighbors. Los Angeles Times, "How Newton Nguyen is inspiring a young generation of home chefs," 7 May 2020 So, hail to Pat Moran’s bold and resourceful team of Cincinnati Reds, champions of the baseball world! J. Scott Sewell, Cincinnati.com, "Guest TML: Forget the Black Sox. All that matters is the Reds won the 1919 World Series.," 10 Apr. 2020 The classic LEGOs haven’t changed in 62 years, but modern builders are more ambitious, resourceful, and inventive than ever. William Herkewitz, Popular Mechanics, "One Man’s Epic Quest to Build a 20,000-Piece LEGO Star Destroyer," 4 Mar. 2020 But Jacobs and other independents are resourceful and unique in trying to get products using multiple local suppliers. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Neighborhood grocery stores a 'godsend' to Detroiters during pandemic," 19 Apr. 2020 Founded in 1984, Greenwood King is one of Houston’s most resourceful, responsive and respected real estate firms. Houston Chronicle, "Greenwood King Properties awarded RELO Quality Certification," 11 Apr. 2020 Peace Corps Volunteers are known for being resourceful and resilient. Todd J. Gillman, Dallas News, "Evacuated from poorest corners of globe, Peace Corps Volunteers return to America remade by pandemic," 26 Mar. 2020 In a move that was both resourceful and desperate, Beutner entered into a partnership with PBS to provide educational programming on three local public television stations. Howard Blume, Los Angeles Times, "Los Angeles Unified district to close all schools," 13 Mar. 2020 Now, though, Badu is debuting her most resourceful beauty look yet: A custom wig made from bottle caps, many of which are emblazoned with her name and initials. Rachel Hahn, Vogue, "Of Course Erykah Badu Has a Custom Wig Made From Bottle Caps," 1 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of resourceful

1851, in the meaning defined above

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“Resourceful.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/resourceful. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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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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