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resilient

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of resilient

  1. able to revert to original size and shape after being stretched, squeezed, or twisted after being dipped in liquid nitrogen, the rubber ball's normally resilient surface is as brittle as ceramic Synonyms of resilient bouncy, flexible, elastic, rubberlike, rubbery, springy, stretch, stretchable, stretchy, supple, whippyWords Related to resilient adaptable, ductile, kneadable, malleable, moldable, plastic, pliable, pliant; limber, lissome (also lissom), lithe, lithesome, willowyNear Antonyms of resilient compact, firm, hard, solid, unyielding; brittle, crisp, crumbly, flaky (also flakey), friable, shortAntonyms of resilient inelastic, inflexible, nonelastic, rigid, stiff

Synonym Discussion of resilient

elastic, resilient, springy, flexible, supple mean able to endure strain without being permanently injured. elastic implies the property of resisting deformation by stretching.
    • an elastic waistband
resilient implies the ability to recover shape quickly when the deforming force or pressure is removed.
    • a resilient innersole
springy stresses both the ease with which something yields to pressure and the quickness of its return to original shape.
    • the cake is done when the top is springy
flexible applies to something which may or may not be resilient or elastic but which can be bent or folded without breaking.
    • flexible plastic tubing
supple applies to something that can be readily bent, twisted, or folded without any sign of injury.
    • supple leather

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