- Insurgent is defined as something associated with acts of revolt.
Burning the flag of the government you are trying to overthrow is an example of insurgent behavior.
- The definition of an insurgent is a rebel or revolutionary.
Che Guevara was an example of an insurgent.
insurgent definition by Webster's New World
- designating or of a revolt or rebellion not well enough organized to be recognized in international law as belligerency
- designating or of a faction in revolt against the leadership of a political party
Origin: Classical Latin insurgens, present participle of insurgere, to rise up (against) ; from in-, in, upon plush surgere, to rise: see surge
- insurgently adverb
insurgent definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Rising in revolt against established authority, especially a government.
- Rebelling against the leadership of a political party.
Origin: Latin īnsurgēns, īnsurgent-, present participle of īnsurgere, to rise up : in-, intensive pref.; see in-2 + surgere, to rise; see surge.
- in·surˈgent·ly adverb