Definitions for insurgentɪnˈsɜr dʒənt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel(noun)

    a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

  2. guerrilla, guerilla, irregular, insurgent(adj)

    a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment

  3. insurgent, seditious, subversive(adj)

    in opposition to a civil authority or government


  1. insurgent(Noun)

    A rebel, guerrilla, freedom fighter.

  2. insurgent(Adjective)

    Rebellious, opposing authority.

  3. Origin: From insurgentem, accusative singular of insurgens, present active participle of insurgo, from in + surgo, itself from sub + rego, from reg-.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insurgent(adj)

    rising in opposition to civil or political authority, or against an established government; insubordinate; rebellious

  2. Insurgent(noun)

    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

  3. Origin: [L. insurgens, p. pr. of insurgere to rise up; pref. in- in + surgere to rise. See Surge.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Insurgent

    in-sur′jent. adj. rising up or against: rising in opposition to authority: rebellious.—n. one who rises in opposition to established authority: a rebel.—n. Insur′gency, a rising up or against: insurrection: rebellion—also Insur′gence. [L. insurgens, -entisin, upon, surgĕre, to rise.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of insurgent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of insurgent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Brian Tribus:

    One Resolute Support service member and two insurgent attackers were killed.

  2. Barnett Rubin:

    It's very difficult to find in insurgent organizations leaders with certain characteristics.

  3. Faysal Itani:

    ISIS continues to build support among tribal groups, and attract fighters defecting from other insurgent groups.

  4. Joe Trippi:

    It's a lot easier when you are the insurgent, there is a sort of self selection -- everyone else took a pass, but you are the one who decided to take on Hillary Clinton. So I don't think it's in his DNA to be afraid.

  5. Newt Gingrich:

    He has certain habits that may have been appropriate at one time and are not appropriate now, he's gone from being an insurgent that people laughed at and a front-runner that people were amazed by to the potential nominee. That requires you to change your role as all this comes together.

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