Etymology
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resilient (adj.)

1640s, "springing back, returning to the original position," from Latin resilientem "inclined to leap or spring back," present participle of resilire "to jump back" (see resilience). Of material things, "resuming original shape after compression, etc.," by 1670s. Figuratively, of persons "bouncing back" from difficulties, etc., from 1830. Related: Resiliently.

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Definitions of resilient

resilient (adj.)
recovering readily from adversity, depression, or the like;
resilient (adj.)
elastic; rebounds readily;
as resilient as seasoned hickory
Synonyms: bouncy / live / lively / springy
From wordnet.princeton.edu