Definition of revenant
: one that returns after death or a long absence
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But in its best moments the piece conjures strange revenants from a still unquiet past.
His most recent film, Crimson Peak (2015), is a Victorian ghost story, which suggests a certain gentility, but there’s nothing genteel about del Toro’s revenants, nothing wispy or discreet.
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Origin and Etymology of revenant
French, from present participle of revenir to return
First Known Use: 1818
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