|1.||[ noun ] (physics) the physical property of a material that can return to its original shape or position after deformation that does not exceed its elastic limit|
|Related terms:||elasticity resile|
|2.||[ noun ] an occurrence of rebounding or springing back|
|Related terms:||recoil bounce|
|3.||[ noun ] irrepressible liveliness and good spirit|
|Synonyms:||buoyancy resiliency irrepressibility|
"I admired his buoyancy and persistent good humor"