Resilience vs Perseverance - What's the difference?

resilience | perseverance |


As nouns the difference between resilience and perseverance

is that resilience is the mental ability to recover quickly from depression, illness or misfortune while perseverance is continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure.

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resilience

English

Noun

(wikipedia resilience)
  • The mental ability to recover quickly from depression, illness or misfortune.
  • The physical property of material that can resume its shape after being stretched or deformed; elasticity.
  • The positive ability of a system or company to adapt itself to the consequences of a catastrophic failure caused by power outage, a fire, a bomb or similar (particularly IT systems, archives).
  • perseverance

    English

    Alternative forms

    * perseveraunce (archaic)

    Noun

    (-)
  • Continuing in a course of action without regard to discouragement, opposition or previous failure.
  • Persistent determination to adhere to a plan of direction; insistence.
  • * 2004 , , Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
  • It had taken nine years from the evening that first showed up with a pie plate at her mother's door, but his dogged perseverance eventually won him the hand of his boyhood Sunday school crush.

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