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


  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. Ryan Dillon:

    We are already seeing smaller cells and pockets that take more of an insurgent guerrilla type approach as opposed to an Islamic army or conventional type force. So we have got to be prepared for that.

  5. 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.

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