Definition of renascence in English:



  • 1The revival of something that has been dormant.

    ‘the renascence of poetry as an oral art’
    • ‘One English firm was marketing a product called ‘garum’ in the 19th century, for an advertisement appears in an English cookery book of the period; but this seems to have been an isolated survival or renascence.’
    • ‘Randolph failed: the South supported the war anyway, enthusiastically, and there was no renascence of Jeffersonian decentralism.’
    • ‘A recent renascence of Baptist life in Britain has resulted in Baptist churches being among the limited number of churches that are growing rather than declining.’
    • ‘‘And now,’ he solemnly announced, ‘let this day be forever marked in history as the renascence of our glorious kingdom's greatest legacy!’’
    • ‘Her current repertoire has evolved entirely within the past two years - no mean feat - and she has undergone an impressive renascence of creative energy.’
    revival, renaissance, resurrection, reawakening, renewal, resurgence, regeneration, restoration, new beginning
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    1. 1.1
      another term for Renaissance
      • ‘More than any other man he laid the foundations of the Byzantine literary and philosophical renascence of the 12th cent.’
      • ‘It was tiled with the utmost care, and painted to a beautiful blend of Spanish, Indian, and renascence decor that blended only better with the richly coloured carpets.’
      • ‘The spirit of the age led many astrologers to attempt a renascence and reformation in astrology: a return to pre-medieval practice, which they took to be preserved in Ptolemy.’