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The action or an instance of rebellion; an insurrection.


rebellion, uprising, or riot


(ɪnˈsɜr dʒəns)

an act of rebellion; insurrection.

insurgency, insurgence

1. the state or condition of being in revolt or insurrection.
2. an uprising. — insurgent, n., adj.
See also: War
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insurgence - an organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
insurrection, revolt, uprising, rising, rebellion - organized opposition to authority; a conflict in which one faction tries to wrest control from another


Organized opposition intended to change or overthrow existing authority:


, insurgency
nAufruhr m, → Aufstand m
References in classic literature ?
And then one bright day Bert, motoring toward Croydon, was arrested by the insurgence of a huge, bolster-shaped monster from the Crystal Palace grounds, and obliged to dismount and watch it.
She cut them short, for Eustace's insurgence had interfered with her flow of ideas.
There is a real risk that the national unity government could succumb to security challenges by the Taliban, foreign militant groups or a political insurgence.
With the insurgence of the Internet of Things (IoT) we believe that every electronic device will have a network stack and therefore is going to transfer data.
Addressing a press conference here, Sanaullah Zehri asked disgruntled Balochs, fighting the state to return from the mountains, saying that the enemies of Pakistan were inciting Baloch youth to insurgence in the name of freedom.
He also failed to spot and stop the insurgence of the SNP in Scotland and as a result Labour is now dead there.
Iraqi forces have retaken at least 700 square kilometers of territory from ISIL since the beginning of their insurgence, according to the official.
The four- day extravaganza will come to a close with sessions on tourism as well as the festival theme of ' Insurgence to Resurgence'.
Linda Harper-Brown in the Republican primary, protected the seat from a Democratic insurgence.
We have had to conduct a fully-fledged counter insurgence over the last eight years which has been difficult and expensive in blood and treasure, but we have given them (the Afghans) the chance of a better life.
We are in need of trained khatibs (preachers) who are appointed to fight against such extremist insurgence," he explained.
Those who had fled Syria after Hafez al Assad's ferocious termination of the Islamists' insurgence and those who went into hiding, came back now in full force, along with their terrorist groups.