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Meaning of INSURGENT

Pronunciation:  in'surjunt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
  2. [n]  a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
  3. [adj]  in opposition to a civil authority or government

INSURGENT is a 9 letter word that starts with I.


 Synonyms: disloyal, freedom fighter, guerilla, guerrilla, insurrectionist, irregular, rebel, seditious, subversive
 See Also: Che Guevara, crusader, Denmark Vesey, Ernesto Guevara de la Serna, Guevara, Maquis, Maquisard, meliorist, mutineer, Nat Turner, reformer, reformist, revolutionary, revolutionist, Sir William Wallace, subversive, subverter, Turner, urban guerrilla, Vesey, Wallace, warrior



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \In*sur"gent\, a. [L. insurgens, p. pr. of insurgere
    to rise up; pref. in- in + surgere to rise. See {Surge}.]
    Rising in opposition to civil or political authority, or
    against an established government; insubordinate; rebellious.
    ``The insurgent provinces.'' --Motley.
  2. \In*sur"gent\, n. [Cf. F. insurgent.]
    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.
    Syn: See {Rebel}.
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