resourceful etymology

English word resourceful comes from English resource, English -ful

Detailed word origin of resourceful

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
resource English (eng) To supply with resources. A person's capacity to deal with difficulty.. Something that one uses to achieve an objective, e.g. raw materials or personnel.
-ful English (eng) Used to form adjectives from nouns. Full of, tending to, or thoroughly possessing the quality expressed by the noun.. Used to form nouns from nouns meaning “as much as can be held by what is denoted by the noun”. Used to form nouns indicating a great deal of the quantity expressed by the noun.
resourceful English (eng) Capable or clever; able to put available resources to efficient or ingenious use; using materials at hand wisely or efficiently.

Words with the same origin as resourceful

Descendants of -ful
colorful delightful disgraceful doubtful graceful grateful hateful helpful hopeful hurtful joyful meaningful merciful painful peaceful respectful rightful stressful successful suspenseful thankful truthful useful youthful