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Risorgimento

[ri-zawr-juh-men-toh, -sawr-; Italian ree-zawr-jee-men-taw]
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noun, plural Ri·sor·gi·men·tos, Italian Ri·sor·gi·men·ti [ree-zawr-jee-men-tee] /riˌzɔr dʒiˈmɛn ti/ for 2.
  1. the period of or the movement for the liberation and unification of Italy 1750–1870.
  2. (lowercase) any period or instance of rebirth or renewed activity; resurgence: The company's risorgimento surprised Wall Street observers.
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Origin of Risorgimento

< Italian, equivalent to risorg(ere) to rise again (< Latin resurgere; see resurge) + -i- -i- + -mento -ment
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Related Words for risorgimento

resurgence, recovery, rejuvenation, renewal, renaissance, restoration, revitalization, resurrection, rebirth, regeneration, reactivation, resuscitation, renascence, revivification, quickening, cheering, awakening, consolation, invigoration, recrudescence

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Historical Examples of risorgimento

  • The spirit, the life, the very soul of the Risorgimento had nothing Italian in it.

    Riviera Towns

    Herbert Adams Gibbons

  • Yes—one of those young, fierce soldiers of the Risorgimento.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives

  • If I ever write another book of verse, I shall call it 'Risorgimento.'

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives

  • Her new volume of poems, Risorgimento, had come out that April.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives

  • It was not a "resurrection" but a "risorgimento" that she longed for.

    Shadows of Flames

    Amelie Rives


British Dictionary definitions for risorgimento

Risorgimento

noun
  1. the period of and the movement for the political unification of Italy in the 19th century
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Word Origin for Risorgimento

Italian, from risorgere to rise again, from Latin resurgere, from re- + surgere to rise
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Word Origin and History for risorgimento

Risorgimento

n.

1889, "movement which led to the unification and independence of Italy," Italian, literally "uprising" (of Italy against Austria, c.1850-60), from risorgere, from Latin resurgere (see resurgent).

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