- committed or recommitted to religious faith through an intensely religious experience: a born-again Christian.
- reactivated or revitalized: a born-again conservatism in American politics.
- enthusiastically committed: a born-again jogger.
- a person who is characterized by a newfound faith or enthusiasm.
Origin of born-again
Related Wordssaintly, righteous, devout, sanctimonious, born-again, spiritual, clerical, holy, sectarian, moral, sacred, pious, theological, doctrinal, transformed, rehabilitated, pontifical, devotional, divine, supernatural
Examples from the Web for born-again
Cocaine busts, tax cheats, and bribe-taking, born-again Christians: Welcome to the political scandals of 2014.2014 Was a Delectably Good Year for Sleaze
December 30, 2014
But he said he has learned from his time there and is a born-again reformer.The Independents Who Could Tip the Senate in November
October 13, 2014
A girl with Day-Glo red hair embraced a born-again Christian.What if the Founding Fathers Saw Newtown?
December 13, 2013
His born-again parents imparted their faith onto Steven and Jordan, who also saved his virginity for marriage.The Unmaking of a Conservative Pundit
November 3, 2013
Lowe is a born-again virgin, a development the Bachelor cameras mostly ignored.Why Did ‘The Bachelor’ Hide Sean Lowe’s Born-Again Virginity?
March 12, 2013
- having experienced conversion, esp to evangelical Christianity
- showing the enthusiasm of one newly converted to any causea born-again monetarist
- a person who shows fervent enthusiasm for a new-found cause, belief, etc
Word Origin and History for born-again
of Protestant Christians, by 1920, based on John iii:3. Used in figurative (non-religious) sense by 1977.