re·​sur·​gent | \ ri-ˈsər-jənt How to pronounce resurgent (audio) \

Definition of resurgent

: undergoing or tending to produce resurgence

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Resurgent means literally a "rising again". We may speak of a resurgent baseball team, a resurgent steel industry, the resurgence of jogging, or a resurgence of violence in a war zone. Resurgence is particularly prominent in its Italian translation, risorgimento. In the 19th century, when the Italian peninsula consisted of a number of small independent states, a popular movement known as the Risorgimento managed to unify the peninsula and create the modern state of Italy in 1870.

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The Aggies capped their resurgent season with a 52-13 win over North Texas in the New Mexico Bowl and finished ranked No. Nick Moyle,, "New Texas Tech coach Matt Wells out to change perception of program," 15 July 2019 The resurgent interest in American content coincides with a period of intense competition in the world’s largest online arena. Casey Newton, The Verge, "The White House social media summit was full of hypocrisy — and comedy," 12 July 2019 Coming off a resurgent season with the Timberwolves, the 2011 NBA MVP receives a raise from his bargain $2.1 million salary last season. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "Timberwolves lose Derrick Rose to Pistons, Taj Gibson to Knicks," 30 June 2019 Gingold himself is a longtime writer and editor at the recently resurgent horror magazine Fangoria. Clark Collis,, "Vintage ads for Ghostbusters, Blade Runner, Jedi showcased in new book Ad Astra," 21 June 2019 Xi is paying the price for overreaching, says Jude Blanchette, an analyst at Crumpton Group and author of a new book on China’s resurgent revolutionary ideology. Charlie Campbell, Time, "Hong Kong’s Uprising Rattles the Mainland," 20 June 2019 In fact, the decades after 1950 showed international trade already resurgent and the highest rates of global per capita GDP growth in history, widely shared across vast parts of the world. William Easterly, WSJ, "‘The Levelling’ Review: Masters Versus the Masses," 17 June 2019 When exploring a White House run last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti pitched Los Angeles as a resurgent and diverse city that’s adding rail lines, green jobs, new museums and sports stadiums. Dakota Smith,, "Garcetti faces heat over L.A.’s homeless crisis but remains optimistic. Is he being realistic?," 6 June 2019 The resurgent second city, equidistant between Copenhagen and Oslo on Sweden’s western coast, was long viewed as a grungy port in slow decline. Ingrid K. Williams, New York Times, "36 Hours in Gothenburg, Sweden," 10 May 2018

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First Known Use of resurgent

1746, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for resurgent

Latin resurgent-, resurgens, present participle of resurgere

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English Language Learners Definition of resurgent

formal : becoming popular, active, or successful again after a period of being less popular, active, or successful

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