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The act or an instance of open revolt against civil authority or a constituted government.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Late Latin īnsurrēctiō, īnsurrēctiōn-, from Latin īnsurrēctus, past participle of īnsurgere, to rise up; see insurgent.]

in′sur·rec′tion·al adj.
in′sur·rec′tion·ar′y (-shə-nĕr′ē) adj. & n.
in′sur·rec′tion·ism n.
in′sur·rec′tion·ist n.
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Adj.1.insurrectional - of or relating to or given to insurrection
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The manic antagonism that drives his practice is steeped in a melancholic vision of the way contemporary culture absorbs and neutralizes any insurrectional desire almost instantly.