HyperDic: insurgent

English > 3 senses of the word insurgent:
NOUNperson insurgent, insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebela person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
person insurgent, guerrilla, guerilla, irregulara member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
ADJECTIVEallinsurgent, seditious, subversivein opposition to a civil authority or government
insurgent > pronunciation
Soundsihnser'jhahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > insurgent: 3 senses > adjective 1
MeaningIn opposition to a civil authority or government.
Synonymsseditious, subversive
Broaderdisloyaldeserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle
Spanishinsurgente, sedicioso, subversivo
Catalaninsurgent
Nounsinsurgencyan organized rebellion aimed at overthrowing a constituted government through the use of subversion and armed conflict
English > insurgent: 3 senses > noun 1, person
MeaningA person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions).
Synonymsinsurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel
InstancesTurner, Nat TurnerUnited States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia
Vesey, Denmark VeseyUnited States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)
Wallace, Sir William WallaceScottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I
NarrowerYoung TurkA member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism / absolutism of Ottoman rule
mutineersomeone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)
Broaderreformer, reformist, crusader, social reformer, melioristA disputant who advocates reform
revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverterA radical supporter of political or social revolution
Spanishamotinado, insurgente, insurrecto, rebelde, sublevado
Catalaninsurgent, insurrecte, rebel
English > insurgent: 3 senses > noun 2, person
MeaningA member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment.
Synonymsguerrilla, guerilla, irregular
Member ofguerrilla force, guerilla forceAn irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment
NarrowerMaquis, MaquisardA guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II
urban guerrillaA guerrilla who fights only in cities and towns
Broaderwarriorsomeone engaged in or experienced in warfare
Spanishguerrilla, guerrillero
Catalanguerrilla, guerriller

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