Definition of Insurgent

1. Noun. A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions).




2. Adjective. In opposition to a civil authority or government.
Exact synonyms: Seditious, Subversive
Similar to: Disloyal
Derivative terms: Insurgency, Sedition, Subversive, Subversiveness, Subvert

3. Noun. A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment.
Exact synonyms: Guerilla, Guerrilla, Irregular
Group relationships: Guerilla Force, Guerrilla Force
Specialized synonyms: Maquis, Maquisard, Urban Guerrilla
Generic synonyms: Warrior

Definition of Insurgent

1. a. Rising in opposition to civil or political authority, or against an established government; insubordinate; rebellious.

2. n. A person who rises in revolt against civil authority or an established government; one who openly and actively resists the execution of laws; a rebel.

Definition of Insurgent

1. Adjective. Rebellious, opposing authority. ¹

2. Noun. A rebel, guerrilla, freedom fighter. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Insurgent

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Literary usage of Insurgent

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1. Proxy Targets: Civilians in the War in Burundi by Timothy Paul Longman (1998)
"While government forces have eliminated insurgent activity in some parts of the ... Abuses by insurgent Groups insurgent groups fighting government forces ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclop├Ždia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1899)
"was the insurgent cry as they rode about the country, and then woe to the poor pacifico who ... During these months several insurgent leaders were killed, ..."

3. The Short-story: Specimens Illustrating Its Development by Brander Matthews (1907)
"The insurgent," written in 1872, has been translated for this volume by the editor. THE insurgent " Prisoner," said the president of the military tribunal, ..."

4. The Domestic and Foreign Relations of the United States by Joel Parker (1862)
"of an insurgent organization, recognizing it as having a national existence, and treating it as a nation ; in which case it may form an alliance with the ..."

5. International Cases: Arbitrations and Incidents Illustrative of by Ellery Cory Stowell, Henry Fraser Munro (1916)
"357-61-) THE FORCED COLLECTION OF AN insurgent DRAFT (1899) ON January 23, 1899, ... Trias was at the time the draft was drawn treasurer of the insurgent ..."

6. Industrial Cuba: Being a Study of Present Commercial and Industrial by Robert Percival Porter (1899)
"... XIV PAYMENT OF insurgent SOLDIERS THE question of the payment of insurgent soldiers and of certain legitimate indebtedness incurred by the insurgent ..."

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