Definition of resilience noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈzɪliəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzɪliəns//
    (less frequent resiliency
    BrE BrE//rɪˈzɪliənsi//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈzɪliənsi//
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  1. 1the ability of people or things to feel better quickly after something unpleasant, such as shock, injury, etc. He showed great courage and resilience in fighting back from a losing position to win the game.
  2. 2the ability of a substance to return to its original shape after it has been bent, stretched or pressed the natural beauty and resilience of wool
  3. Extra examples She has shown great resilience to stress. The employees showed remarkable resilience and loyalty despite all the difficulties. The industry has developed a resilience to the dips the national economy may take. The job needs a self-confident person with a resilience to stress. This comeback says much for the resilience of the team.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: resilience