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resiliency

Resiliency is a quality in objects to hold or recover their shape, or in people to stay intact. This is a kind of strength.

If you bend a fork and it bends right back — that's resiliency. A car that is in an accident only has a few scratches has resiliency: it holds up and keeps its shape. A car that was demolished didn't have much resiliency. A person shows resiliency if they are able to recover from a difficult experience. Going back to school after a horrible event like a parent dying shows a lot of resiliency. Doing a triathlon shows physical resiliency.

Definitions of resiliency
  1. noun
    the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit
    synonyms: resilience
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    type of:
    elasticity, snap
    the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
  2. noun
    an occurrence of rebounding or springing back
    synonyms: resilience
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    type of:
    backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion
    a movement back from an impact
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