dirty war

(redirected from Argentine Dirty War)
Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to Argentine Dirty War: los desaparecidos

Dirty War

An Argentine military campaign against left-wing guerrilla groups and other opponents of the regime 1976–82.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dirty war - an offensive conducted by secret police or the military of a regime against revolutionary and terrorist insurgents and marked by the use of kidnapping and torture and murder with civilians often being the victims; "thousands of people disappeared and were killed during Argentina's dirty war in the late 1970s"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
offence, offensive, offense - the action of attacking an enemy
References in periodicals archive ?
Though Chile and the Pinochet regime are the implicit reference indicated by Dorfman's stage directions, the circumstances of the story also strongly suggest the geographically and historically contiguous situation of the Argentine Dirty War.
It is about how his works reflect the social and political environment of their respective time periods while denouncing authoritarianism, especially the Argentine Dirty War.
Searching for Life introduces the reader to the atrocities of the Argentine Dirty War.