Meaning of resilient

re•sil•ient

Pronunciation: (ri-zil'yunt, -zil'ē-unt), [key]
— adj.
  1. springing back; rebounding.
  2. returning to the original form or position after being bent, compressed, or stretched.
  3. recovering readily from illness, depression, adversity, or the like; buoyant.
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