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in·sur·gent

 (ĭn-sûr′jənt)
adj.
1. Rising in revolt against a government or other established authority.
2. Rebelling against the leadership of a political party.
n.
One who is insurgent.

[Latin īnsurgēns, īnsurgent-, present participle of īnsurgere, to rise up : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + surgere, to rise; see surge.]

in·sur′gent·ly adv.
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insurgent

(ɪnˈsɜːdʒənt)
adj
rebellious or in revolt, as against a government in power or the civil authorities
n
1. a person who takes part in an uprising or rebellion; insurrectionist
2. (Law) international law a person or group that rises in revolt against an established government or authority but whose conduct does not amount to belligerency
[C18: from Latin insurgēns rising upon or against, from insurgere to rise up, from surgere to rise]
inˈsurgency n
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in•sur•gent

(ɪnˈsɜr dʒənt)

n.
1. a person who takes part in forcible opposition or armed resistance to an established government or authority; rebel.
2. a member of a group, esp. a political party, who revolts against the policies of the leadership.
adj.
3. rising in revolt; rebellious.
[1755–65; < Latin insurgere to get up, ascend, rebel]
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insurgent

Member of a political party who rebels against established leadership. See also antiterrorism; counterinsurgency; insurgency.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.insurgent - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)insurgent - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
mutineer - someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, social reformer - a disputant who advocates reform
revolutionary, revolutionist, subversive, subverter - a radical supporter of political or social revolution
Young Turk - a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule
2.insurgent - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassmentinsurgent - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
guerilla force, guerrilla force - an irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups
Maquis, Maquisard - a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
urban guerrilla - a guerrilla who fights only in cities and towns
warrior - someone engaged in or experienced in warfare
Adj.1.insurgent - in opposition to a civil authority or government
disloyal - deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle; "disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"
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insurgent

noun
1. rebel, revolutionary, revolter, rioter, resister, mutineer, revolutionist, insurrectionist The insurgents took control of the main military air base.
adjective
1. rebellious, revolutionary, mutinous, revolting, riotous, seditious, disobedient, insubordinate, insurrectionary The insurgent leaders were publicly executed.
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insurgent

adjective
Participating in open revolt against a government or ruling authority:
noun
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Translations
rebelrebelantský
oprører
uppreisnar-uppreisnarmaîur
maištaujantissukilėlissukilęs
dumpīgsdumpinieksnemiernieks
rebelantský

insurgent

[ɪnˈsɜːdʒənt]
A. Ninsurgente mf, insurrecto/a m/f
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insurgent

[ɪnˈsɜːrənt]
adjinsurgé(e)
ninsurgé(e) m/f
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insurgent

nAufständische(r) mf
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insurgent

[ɪnˈsɜːdʒənt]
1. adjribelle
2. ninsorto/a, rivoltoso/a
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

insurgent

(inˈsəːdʒənt) adjective
rising up in rebellion. an insurgent population.
noun
a rebel. the leading insurgents.
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She was stunned by the awful facts of this Game she did not understand--the grip it laid on men's souls, its irony and faithlessness, its risks and hazards and fierce insurgences of the blood, making woman pitiful, not the be-all and end-all of man, but his toy and his pastime; to woman his mothering and caretaking, his moods and his moments, but to the Game his days and nights of striving, the tribute of his head and hand, his most patient toil and wildest effort, all the strain and the stress of his being--to the Game, his heart's desire.
He felt the stress and strain of life, its fevers and sweats and wild insurgences - surely this was the stuff to write about!
She cut them short, for Eustace's insurgence had interfered with her flow of ideas.
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.
Others blame security forces' failures in a country busy fighting two insurgences - Boko Haram in the north and militants in the oil-producing south.
However, Bishop Okah acknowledged that before President Buhari came on board, there were kidnappings, Boko Haram insurgences as well as armed robberies, 'but you will agree with me that these last three years all these things have increased.'