Definition of resurgent
: undergoing or tending to produce resurgence
Recent Examples of resurgent from the Web
Couple that with a resurgent Democratic electorate, and the wave election Charlie Cook warned about comes closer every day.
The resurgent Taliban, with whom the government has been trying broker a peace deal, has denied involvement in Wednesday’s attack.
Arizona’s Paul Goldschmidt, and continues with Joey Votto of Cincinnati, a resurgent Ryan Zimmerman of Washington and a back-from-Korea Eric Thames of Milwaukee.
Bruhl has been running to the Bayou Bienvenue area to tap into a resurgent marsh bass population that seems too dense to be real.
Yet the popular frustration and resurgent nationalism that brought Trump to power is not limited to the U.S.
Oakland rookie Jharel Cotton held the Yankees hitless until Matt Holliday launched a two-run homer with two outs in the sixth inning that sent resurgent CC Sabathia and New York to a 3-2 victory Saturday.
A resurgent music industry, fueled by the rise of streaming services, is tempting the parent company of Universal Music Group to cash in with a public stock offering.
Later Thursday morning, NOAA expanded on the implications of the new records in a conference call, saying that on its current pace—and with the help of a newly resurgent El Niño—2014 is poised to become the warmest year ever measured.
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Did You Know?
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: 1746
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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