Definition of resourceful in English:


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  • Having the ability to find quick and clever ways to overcome difficulties.

    ‘he maintained her reputation for being a resourceful problem-solver’
    • ‘you will become stronger and more resourceful in the face of adversity’
    • ‘Those scissors remind me of the creative inventive and resourceful things my mother did.’
    • ‘If we believe in our ability to be inventive and resourceful then we have every reason to believe we can make changes.’
    • ‘Fortunately, the two counselors at the orphanage proved to be very quick and resourceful.’
    • ‘And no one has special powers of any sort, although of course everyone is super talented and resourceful.’
    • ‘After all they have to be pretty resourceful to be able to make it this far.’
    • ‘How might an energetic and resourceful air force leadership deal with this situation?’
    • ‘As an author, you will have to be creative and resourceful in marketing yourself and your book.’
    • ‘She has had to be imaginative and resourceful in finding compensating sources.’
    • ‘He talks as if he's on the radio - which is to say he's fluent, quick-witted and resourceful.’
    • ‘They take advantage of current technologies in resourceful and imaginative ways.’
    • ‘She was resourceful, industrious and an extremely skilful and creative cook and homemaker.’
    • ‘They require committed resourceful parents who will be able to rise to the challenges they will face over the years.’
    • ‘They rationalise the action claiming that their children are not mature and resourceful enough for this task.’
    • ‘You must be resourceful and ready for the challenge of design.’
    • ‘A year later she had blossomed into an independent, resourceful young woman.’
    • ‘And although she is still so young I can tell she is like me, determined and resourceful.’
    • ‘He was looking for under-utilised joinery skills, a resourceful design team as well as local supplies of timber.’
    • ‘The fans have once more shown how extremely resourceful they are.’
    • ‘But under his wise and brave and resourceful guidance, it will be achieved.’
    • ‘Parents have an obligation to train their children to be resourceful and useful members of society.’
    ingenious, imaginative, inventive, creative
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/rəˈsôrsf(ə)l/ /rəˈsɔrsf(ə)l/