Day-53 (Resilient)

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Word:
Resilient

Status:
Adjective

Meaning:
To be able to remain strong, healthy, or successful after an unfavourable condition; able to return to the original shape after being pulled, bent or stretched

Sentences:
1) The local company is remarkably resilient.
2) After being dipped in liquid nitrogen, the ball's resilient nature has become brittle like ceramic.

Origin:
Latin resilient-, resiliens, present participle of resillere which means to 'jump', 'back', or 'recoil'.

First use:
1674

Synonyms:
bouncy, flexible, rubber-like, springy, supple, whippy

Antonyms:
inelastic, inflexible, rigid, stiff

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