- bouncebackabilitythe capacity to ‘bounce back’ or recover rapidly after a failure or setback, dates from the 1960s and is common enough for its spelling to be a matter of possible query. Older compositional forms as separate or hyphenated words have given way to the one-word form, which is more convenient if still a little cumbersome. Resilience is a more graceful alternative unless the special effect of a semi-jocular word is being sought.
Modern English usage. 2014.
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