Definitions for insurgentɪnˈsɜr dʒənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

in•sur•gentɪnˈsɜr dʒənt(n.)

  1. a person who takes part in forcible opposition or armed resistance to an established government or authority; rebel.

    Category: Government

  2. a member of a group, esp. a political party, who revolts against the policies of the leadership.

    Category: Government

  3. (adj.)rising in revolt; rebellious.

    Category: Government

Origin of insurgent:

1755–65; < L insurgere to get up, ascend, rebel

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. insurgent(noun)ɪnˈsɜr dʒənt

    a person fighting against their own country

    insurgent attacks on the city


  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

Anagrams of insurgent

  1. unresting

Translations for insurgent

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


rising up in rebellion

an insurgent population.

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