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)
guerrilla, guerilla, irregular, insurgent(adj)
a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
insurgent, seditious, subversive(adj)
in opposition to a civil authority or government
A rebel, guerrilla, freedom fighter.
Rebellious, opposing authority.
Origin: From insurgentem, accusative singular of insurgens, present active participle of insurgo, from in + surgo, itself from sub + rego, from reg-.
rising in opposition to civil or political authority, or against an established government; insubordinate; rebellious
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
Origin: [L. insurgens, p. pr. of insurgere to rise up; pref. in- in + surgere to rise. See Surge.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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, -entis—in, upon, surgĕre, to rise.]
The numerical value of insurgent in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of insurgent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
One Resolute Support service member and two insurgent attackers were killed.
It's very difficult to find in insurgent organizations leaders with certain characteristics.
ISIS continues to build support among tribal groups, and attract fighters defecting from other insurgent groups.
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.
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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- عَاصٍ, ثَائِر, عصاة, مُتَمَرّدArabic
- мете́жник, въста́никBulgarian
- insurgentCatalan, Valencian
- Aufständischer, aufständisch, InsurgentGerman
- αντάρτης, επαναστάτηςGreek
- insurgé, insurgéeFrench
- ապստամբած, ապստամբArmenian
- 謀叛人, 謀叛, 反逆, 反逆者Japanese
- მეამბოხეთა, მეამბოხეGeorgian
- កុបករ, ដែលបះបោរ, អ្នកបះបោរKhmer
- opprører, opprørskNorwegian
- opstandig, rebel, opstandeling, weerstanderDutch
- opprørsk, opprørarNorwegian Nynorsk
- rebeliantka, rebeliantPolish
- мяте́жник, повста́нец, разбушева́вшийся, бунтовщи́к, мяте́жный, восста́вший, инсурге́нтRussian
- побуњеник, pobunjenikSerbo-Croatian
- người khởi nghĩaVietnamese
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