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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