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Definitions

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  • n. the ability to cope with difficult situations, or unusual problems

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or character of being resourceful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the quality of being able to cope with a difficult situation
  • n. the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems

Etymologies

resourceful +‎ -ness (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For all of its brilliance — Ford’s sentence-by-sentence resourcefulness is astonishing — The Lay of the Land never pivots, as its predecessors did, on an engaging drama.

    Out of Character

  • Sarrut’s philosophy of hard work, simple living and resourcefulness is an example to many of the people around him who seem to have given up, become apathetic or turned to alcohol to dull the sense of hopelessness they feel.

    Living fields again

  • Her resourcefulness was the main reason he had hired her, and she would put it into play the moment she realized she couldn't find him.

    Nutrition

  • We do have many problems, that's true, but we're not unimaginative or lacking in resourcefulness.

    Sydney Steel—Before and Now

  • A kind of resourcefulness has saved Ben 10 and people around him from difficult situations, especially when his gadget does to get activated.

    Action Bandai | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • That kind of resourcefulness, experts say, will never go out of style.

    Raising Kids Who Can Thrive Amid Chaos in Their Careers

  • I should note here that the special effects are spellbinding, recalling the resourcefulness seen in Neill Blomkamp’s District 9.

    Sundance Movie Review/Video Blog: Splice - It’s Messed Up | /Film

  • And he goes on to comment on the "resourcefulness" of the Syrian youth who can't afford to pay for premium channels so they decode them and watch the games for free instead:

    Global Voices in English

  • The two women got on, and Kline recognized that historical documentaries required a certain kind of resourcefulness and creativity, so Slick got the gig.

    SF360

  • Against Detroit, now 1-5, the Giants demonstrated the kind of resourcefulness on offense, defense and special teams that they will need to beat back pesky teams like the Lions.

    NY Daily News

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