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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- 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: L insurgens, prp. of insurgere, to rise up (against) < in-, in, upon + surgere, to rise: see surge
- insurgently adverb
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- 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