Adjective "resurgent" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


Increasing or reviving after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.
  1. 'A resurgent president soon had his popularity bolstered by a soaring economy.'
  2. 'The resurgent Thai cinema is in love with a golden age that never really existed.'
  3. 'As the political darling of the resurgent military nation, Turenne's tomb tacitly reinstated the ‘vainglorious’ funerary monument and the theme of the dying hero in official funerary designs.'
  4. 'Venice, on the other hand, was feeling increasingly threatened by a resurgent Rome and financially drained by money going to church-building and convent dowries.'
  5. 'Successive Mongol invasions of the thirteenth century resulted in a period of relative instability culminating in a strong reaction in the early sixteenth century on the part of a resurgent religious movement - the Safavids.'
  6. 'At the height of his resurgent fame as a cast member of The West Wing, Rob Lowe fronted an ‘awareness campaign’ for a cancer-related illness called febrile neutropenia.'
  7. 'Realism has been resurgent lately, thanks in part to the development of new media allegedly capable of reproducing a ‘virtual reality.’'
  8. 'Whether brand equity and increased sales can be transformed into a resurgent market valuation remains to be seen.'
  9. 'The reason for this is that the Sain label had the didactic purpose of supporting the then resurgent Welsh nationalism by releasing records entirely in the Welsh language.'
  10. 'The spots are designed not only to draw in racing enthusiasts, but also to built brand awareness for the resurgent manufacturer, which positions itself on its race-track heritage and Italian design.'


1. rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.

More examples(as adjective)

"parties can be resurgent."

"inflations can be resurgent."

"sectors can be resurgent."

"militarisms can be resurgent."

"speculations can be resurgent."

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Early 19th century (earlier as a noun): from Latin resurgent- ‘rising again’, from the verb resurgere, from re- ‘again’ + surgere ‘to rise’.