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Adjective: insurgent  in'sur-junt
  1. In opposition to a civil authority or government
    - seditious, subversive
Noun: insurgent  in'sur-junt
  1. A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
    "a lying traitorous insurgent";
    - insurrectionist, freedom fighter, rebel
  2. A member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    - guerrilla, guerilla, irregular

Derived forms: insurgents

See also: disloyal

Type of: crusader, meliorist, reformer, reformist, revolutionary, revolutionist, social reformer, subversive, subverter, warrior

Part of: guerilla force, guerrilla force

Encyclopedia: Insurgent