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[ri-nas-uh nt, -ney-suh nt] /rɪˈnæs ənt, -ˈneɪ sənt/
being reborn; springing again into being or vigor:
a renascent interest in Henry James.
Origin of renascent
1720-30; < Latin renāscent- (stem of renāscēns), present participle of renāscī. See Renaissance, -ent Unabridged
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  • The renascent religion that is now taking shape, it seems, had no founder; it points to no origins.

    God The Invisible King Herbert George Wells
  • For our drama is renascent, and nothing will stop its growth.

  • He would have run had it not been for his renascent self-respect.

  • renascent Stoicism had three functions in the rise of the modern world.

    The Enchiridion Epictetus
  • The circle of ideas in which Marx moved was that of a student deeply tinged with the idealism of the renascent French Revolution.

    New Worlds For Old Herbert George Wells
  • The hours, days, and weeks fled by, filled with renascent joys.

    The Lily of the Valley Honore de Balzac
  • A new intellectual movement in Islam, a renascent Bagdad, is as inevitable as is 1950.

    What is Coming? H. G. Wells
  • In quite a little while the whole world may be alive with this renascent faith.

    God The Invisible King Herbert George Wells
  • It is not renascent because this or that man is writing, but because of a new spirit.

British Dictionary definitions for renascent


/rɪˈnæsənt; -ˈneɪ-/
becoming active or vigorous again; reviving: renascent nationalism
Word Origin
C18: from Latin renascī to be born again
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Word Origin and History for renascent

1727, from Latin renascentem (nominative renascens), present participle of renasci "be born again" (see renaissance).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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