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insurgent

in·sur·gent

insurgent

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn suhr jnt
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: one who uses armed force to rebel against one's own government.
Government forces were sent to defeat the insurgents.
antonyms:
loyalist
similar words:
rebel, revolutionary
definition 2: a member of a group, esp. a political party, who rebels against its policies.
similar words:
renegade, subversive
 
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: participating in a revolt; rebellious.
an insurgent army
antonyms:
loyal
similar words:
mutinous, rebel, rebellious, renegade
definition 2: rapidly surging in.
insurgent waters
Word Parts
The word insurgent contains the following part:
surg, surr Latin root that means rise