re- +‎ surgent.


resurgent (comparative more resurgent, superlative most resurgent)

  1. Undergoing a resurgence; experiencing renewed vigor or vitality.
    • 2016 May 22, Phil McNulty, “Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United”, in BBC[1]:
      They won at West Ham in a quarter-final replay then survived a comeback from a resurgent Everton to win the semi-final with Antony Martial's late winner.
  2. (astronomy) Of a celestial object, moving upwards relative to the horizon after a period of having moved downwards.
  3. Rising again, as from the dead.
    • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
      The co-eternal Son of the living God, incarnate, tempted, crucified, resurgent, communicant of his spirit, ascendant, and obtaining for his church the descent of the Holy Ghost.



resurgent (plural resurgents)

  1. One who rises again, as from the dead.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Sydney Smith to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.