What does insurgent mean?

Definitions for insurgentɪnˈsɜr dʒənt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word insurgent.

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

Wiktionary

  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.]

Numerology

  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. Mariane Pearl:

    In 2014, impunity in journalism murder cases reached a staggering 96 percent and the remaining 4 percent obtained only partial justice, we have become targets. Insurgent groups no longer use reporters to transmit news, but instead kidnap them to make news. They treat us as enemy combatants and spies. This is our everyday reality.

  5. Human Rights Watch:

    Afghan journalists face threats from all sides: government officials exploiting weak legal protections to intimidate reporters and editors to compel them not to cover controversial topics; the Taliban and other insurgent groups using threats and violence to compel reporting they consider favorable; and police and justice officials letting threats, assaults and even murders go uninvestigated and unprosecuted.

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