No Matter How You Say It: Resilience

by | Dec 23, 2022 | No Matter How You Say It | 0 comments

Word Origin

Resilience comes from the Latin root resiliens, from re “back”  + salire “to jump, leap”.  Can you see how Resilience is rebounding or jumping back?


Sign Language

Resilient  –  Can you see how Resilient is working your way to success?

Defeatist – Can you see how Defeatist is thinking negatively?


Resilience Idioms

  • Be a fighter
  • Be adaptable
  • Be like a fire
  • Be like a mountain
  • Be like a phoenix rising from the ashes
  • Be like a river
  • Be like a rubber band
  • Be like a seed
  • Be like a star
  • Be like a sunbeam
  • Be like a wave
  • Be like a willow tree
  • Be optimistic
  • Be persistent
  • Be resourceful
  • Be strong-willed
  • Bend without breaking
  • Bounce back
  • Bouncing back
  • Find the silver lining
  • Have a can-do attitude
  • Have a never-say-die attitude
  • Have a positive outlook
  • Have a tough skin
  • Have grit
  • Make the best of a bad situation
  • Never give up
  • Pick yourself up by your bootstraps
  • Rise above the ashes
  • Roll with the punches
  • Snapping back
  • Tough as nails
  • Turn lemons into lemonade
  • Weather the storm





                            In Other Languages

                            Spanish – resiliencia

                            French – résilience

                            German – Widerstandsfähigkeit

                            Italian – resilienza

                            Swedish – elasticitet

                            Basque – erresilientzia

                            Portugese – resiliência


                            For other character qualities related to Resilience,
                            visit the Related Qualities page.