[ ri-sur-juh nt ]
/ rɪˈsɜr dʒənt /


rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.

Origin of resurgent

First recorded in 1760–70, resurgent is from the Latin word resurgent- (stem of resurgēns, present participle of resurgere). See resurge, -ent
Related formsre·sur·gence, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for resurgent


/ (rɪˈsɜːdʒənt) /


rising again, as to new life, vigour, etcresurgent nationalism
Derived Formsresurgence, noun
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Word Origin and History for resurgent



1808, from obsolete verb resurge "to rise again" (1570s), from Latin resurgere "rise again, lift oneself, be restored," from re- "again" (see re-) + surgere "to rise" (see surge).

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