Insurgent - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ɪnˈsɜːrdʒənt|  American pronunciation of the word insurgent
Brit.  |ɪnˈsəːdʒ(ə)nt|  British pronunciation of the word insurgent


- a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions) (syn: insurrectionist, rebel)
- a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment (syn: guerilla, guerrilla, irregular)


- in opposition to a civil authority or government (syn: seditious, subversive)


Insurgents are trying to gain control of the country's transportation system.

...the government subjected the insurgents to the most inhuman torture imaginable...

...any insurgent soldiers will be dealt with harshly...

...would rather die as an insurgent than live as a bondman...

Word forms

singular: insurgent
plural: insurgents
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