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Risorgimento

Risorgimento

See also: risorgimento

English

Proper noun

Risorgimento (uncountable)

  1. The political and military movement that led to the unification of Italy in the nineteenth century.
  2. Renewal, revival.
    • 2014 November 17, Roger Cohen, “The horror! The horror! The trauma of ISIS [print version: International New York Times, 18 November 2014, p. 9]”, in The New York Times:
      [O]ne minute this "Jihadi John" was struggling to get by, and get accepted, in drizzly England, unemployed with a mortgage to pay and a chip on his shoulder, and the next he stands in brilliant Levantine sunlight, where everything is clear and etched, at the vanguard of some Sunni Risorgimento intent on subjecting the world to its murderous brand of Wahhabi Islam.

Italian

Etymology

From risorgimento.

Pronunciation

Noun

il Risorgimento m

  1. Risorgimento

risorgimento

risorgimento

See also: Risorgimento

Italian

Noun

risorgimento m (plural risorgimenti)

  1. revival

Derived terms