The definition of an insurgent is a rebel or revolutionary.(noun)
Che Guevara was an example of an insurgent.
Insurgent is defined as something associated with acts of revolt.(adjective)
Burning the flag of the government you are trying to overthrow is an example of insurgent behavior.
See insurgent in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: L insurgens, prp. of insurgere, to rise up (against) < in-, in, upon + surgere, to rise: see surge
See insurgent in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Latin īnsurgēns, īnsurgent-
Origin: , present participle of īnsurgere, to rise up
Origin: : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2
Origin: + surgere, to rise; see surge.
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