• Resilience


    resilient |riˈzilyənt|
    adjective
    (of a substance or object) able to recoil or spring back into shape after bending, stretching, or being compressed. See note at flexible .
    • (of a person or animal) able to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions : the fish are resilient to most infections.
    DERIVATIVES
    resilience noun
    resiliency noun
    resiliently adverb
    ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from Latin resilient- ‘leaping back,’ from the verb resilire (see resile ).