plural -s
: change of mind or heart : reformation
often : return to a sane, sound, or correct view or position

Word History


Late Latin resipiscentia, from Latin resipiscent-, resipiscens (present participle of resipiscere to recover one's senses, from re- + -spiscere, from sapere to taste, have sense, be wise) + -ia -y

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“Resipiscence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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