Definition of resurgent
: undergoing or tending to produce resurgence
Recent Examples of resurgent from the Web
The stretch has coincided with a resurgent run from Kennedy, the steady right-hander who lost his delivery after a hamstring injury.
The location is perfect, right on the corner of Elm Street and Malcolm X. Boulevard in the middle of a resurgent Deep Ellum.
The 355-ship fleet -- built out over two decades - would serve as the Navy's response to, among other things, China's naval modernization and resurgent activity by Russia.
All of them are all back on the charts with new group, duo or solo albums that, more than ever, studiously aim to recapture the sounds that once captivated the public’s imagination — on resurgent vinyl yet.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ high hopes for crude have been shredded by the sharp claws of resurgent U.S. shale.
Clint Bowyer, who trails Matt Kenseth and Joey Logano by seven points, is having a resurgent season.
The resurgent appetite underscores the peril of calling an end to the bond rally.
In the eclectic Surfing Buddha Emporium, owner Charlie McAulay Robertson, 64, believes Sturgeon will cement her support, despite an attempt by resurgent Conservatives to target key SNP figures.
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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.
Origin and Etymology of resurgent
Latin resurgent-, resurgens, present participle of resurgere
First Known Use: 1746See Words from the same year
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Definition of resurgent for English Language Learners
: becoming popular, active, or successful again after a period of being less popular, active, or successful
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