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Definitions for insurgent
ɪnˈsɜr dʒəntin·sur·gent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebelnoun

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

  2. guerrilla, guerilla, irregular, insurgentadjective

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

  3. insurgent, seditious, subversiveadjective

    in opposition to a civil authority or government

Wiktionary

  1. insurgentnoun

    A rebel, guerrilla, freedom fighter.

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

  2. insurgentadjective

    Rebellious, opposing authority.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Insurgentadjective

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

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

  2. Insurgentnoun

    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

    Etymology: [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.]

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  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

Examples of insurgent in a Sentence

  1. Hashmat Stanakzai:

    We are trying the identify who planted the bomb. No insurgent group has claimed responsibility so far.

  2. 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.

  3. Anthony Tata:

    He had the Jeremiah Wright philosophy. He had the Weather Underground philosophy. And so he had all the insurgent philosophy of how to undermine American values and American way of life and American foreign policy, which he is effectively done.

  4. 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.

  5. Joseph Parkes:

    The Taliban has taken power but the transition from insurgent group to national government will be far from straightforward, functional governance of the nascent mineral sector is likely many years away.

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