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Definition 1: a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for insurgent in the sense of this definition

(insurgent is a kind of ...) a disputant who advocates reform

(insurgent is a kind of ...) a radical supporter of political or social revolution

(... is a kind of insurgent ) someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers)

(... is a kind of insurgent ) a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule

(... is an instance of insurgent) United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831)

(... is an instance of insurgent) United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822)

(... is an instance of insurgent) Scottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I; in 1297 he gained control of Scotland briefly until Edward invaded Scotland again and defeated Wallace and subsequently executed him (1270-1305)

Definition 2: a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for insurgent in the sense of this definition

(insurgent is a kind of ...) someone engaged in or experienced in warfare

(... is a kind of insurgent ) a guerrilla fighter in the French underground in World War II

(... is a kind of insurgent ) a guerrilla who fights only in cities and towns

(... is a member of insurgent) an irregular armed force that fights by sabotage and harassment; often rural and organized in large groups

Definition 3: in opposition to a civil authority or government - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for insurgent in the sense of this definition

(insurgent is similar to ...) deserting your allegiance or duty to leader or cause or principle

"disloyal aides revealed his indiscretions to the papers"

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