insurgency


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in·sur·gen·cy

 (ĭn-sûr′jən-sē)
n. pl. in·sur·gen·cies
1. The quality or circumstance of being rebellious.
2. An instance of rebellion; an insurgence.

in•sur•gen•cy

(ɪnˈsɜr dʒən si)

n., pl. -cies.
1. the state or condition of being insurgent.
2. rebellion against an existing government by a group not recognized as a belligerent.
3. rebellion within a group, as by members against leaders.
[1795–1805]

insurgency

An organized movement aimed at the overthrow of a constituted government through use of subversion and armed conflict.

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.insurgency - 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

insurgency

noun rebellion, rising, revolution, resistance, revolt, uprising, mutiny, insurrection, insurgence Both countries were threatened with insurgencies in the late 1960s.

insurgency

noun
Organized opposition intended to change or overthrow existing authority:
Translations

insurgency

[ɪnˈsɜːdʒənsɪ] Ninsurrección f

insurgency

[ɪnˈsɜːrənsi] insurgence [ɪnˈsɜːrdʒəns] n (= uprising, insurrection) → insurrection f
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An insurgency draws its strength from the absence of a "center of gravity," a concept taught in Western military schools.
The collection of articles in this book represents a diverse, multi-disciplinary approach to the examination of the nature and growth of Nepal's Maoist insurgency, its causes and contributing factors, and its after-effects.
In his first chapter, Gleis offers a rapid review of the evolution of insurgency and how, over the past century, we have witnessed an increase in state repression that has served to mobilize the "grass roots" level of society to participate in insurgencies.
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