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.
Origin and Etymology of resurgent
Latin resurgent-, resurgens, present participle of resurgere
First Known Use: 1805
RESURGENT Defined for English Language Learners
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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