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1 the ability to withstand or adjust to challenges
  • Her resilience shined in her willingness to accept the failure as a valuable learning experience.
  • We were impressed by his resilience and optimism throughout his battle with cancer.

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2 the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been stretched, pressed, bent, etc.
  • Rubber is a favorite material for dog toys thanks to its strong resilience.
  • Palm trees have evolved to show strong resilience in the face of tropical storms.

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The first known use of resilience was in 1807

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“Resilience.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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