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Definition of "insurgent" []

  • Rising in revolt against established authority, especially a government. (adjective)
  • Rebelling against the leadership of a political party. (adjective)
  • One who is insurgent. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "insurgent" in a sentence
  • "JAMIE MCINTYRE, CNN SENIOR MILITARY AFFAIRS CORRESPONDENT (voice - over): If you needed a lesson in civilian control of the military, Donald Rumsfeld gave it at Tuesday's Pentagon press briefing, when he suddenly pronounced the term insurgent expression non grata."
  • "Obeid said the Khartoum government is constitutionally mandated to protect residents of Southern Kordofan from what he calls insurgent rebels."
  • "NATO said one service member was killed Friday in what it described as an insurgent attack."