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
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n 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
Type of:
elasticity, snap
the tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed

n an occurrence of rebounding or springing back

Synonyms:
resilience
Type of:
backlash, rebound, recoil, repercussion
a movement back from an impact

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