Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Experiencing or tending to bring about renewal or revival.
  • adj. Sweeping or surging back again.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Undergoing a resurgence; experiencing renewed vigor or vitality.
  • adj. Of a celestial object, moving upwards relative to the horizon after a period of having moved downwards.
  • n. One who rises again, as from the dead.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Rising again, as from the dead.
  • n. One who rises again, as from the dead.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Rising again or from the dead.
  • n. One who or that which rises again; especially, one who rises from the dead.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. rising again as to new life and vigor

Etymologies

re- +‎ surgent. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • His pause was almost wistful, and he looked at her and studied her with a caressing softness that ran through her in resurgent thrills.

    Chapter 11

  • In other words, the military sees itself persuing both an occupation-as-nation-building and military action against recalcitrant elements supporting, aiding, abetting, or otherwise interfering with the pursuit of al Qaeda, namely the resurgent Taliban.

    Muddling Afghanistan

  • KING: Romney labels the resurgent John McCain a Washington insider.

    CNN Transcript Jan 5, 2008

  • Obama, who is sending 30,000 more soldiers to try to break a resurgent Taliban, also called on lawmakers to approve $37 billion in funding for the war effort.

    Latest News - Yahoo!7 News

  • Dr. Singh said it contributed to making the country "what Jaswant Singhji [senior BJP leader] called a resurgent and assertive India."

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • The poll puts the "resurgent" Greens on 11% - and ahead of UKIP on 10%.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Don't forget Guildford - two net gains against the one net gain made by the "resurgent" Conservative party.

    At the end of the day

  • Yes, the Taliban is "resurgent," but mainly in the sense that militarily it is marginally more effective now than four years ago.

    Afghanistan and the Left

  • It is becoming an issue for those who find it shameful to talk of a "resurgent" India.

    nst online

  • It is a mistake, however, to interpret events in Bishkek into the language of a new cold war between the US and a "resurgent" Russia: yet this misperception will remain popular so long as the future of the Manas air base is the main focus of US coverage of what's going on there.

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