Insurgent meaning

ĭn-sûr'jənt
Rebelling against the leadership of a political party.
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A rebel, guerrilla, freedom fighter.
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The definition of an insurgent is a rebel or revolutionary.

Che Guevara was an example of an insurgent.

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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.

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Rising in revolt against a government or other established authority.
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One who is insurgent.
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Rising up against established authority; rebellious.
  • 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.
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A person engaged in insurgent activity.
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Origin of insurgent

  • Latin īnsurgēns īnsurgent- present participle of īnsurgere to rise up in- intensive pref. in–2 surgere to rise surge
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin īnsurgentem, accusative singular of īnsurgēns, present active participle of īnsurgō (“I rise up against, revolt”), from in (“against”) + surgō (“I rise”), itself from sub (“up from below”) + regō (“I guide, direct, rule, govern, administer”), from Proto-Indo-European *reg- (“to move in a straight line, to rule, guide, lead straight, put right”).
    From Wiktionary