- A person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary: an attack by armed insurgentsMore example sentences
rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, mutineer, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist, terrorist, bioterrorist, narcoterrorist, ecoterrorist, cyberterrorist, agroterrorist, rioter; freedom fighter, resistance fighter; traitor, renegadein Mexico , • historical Zapatistain S. America , • historical Montonero
- Leniency also should be extended to those insurgents and terrorists who give up the armed struggle.
- With crimes like this, it's not hard to see why the insurgents keep attacking the police.
- If you use terms like militants, insurgents, guerrillas, you are not saying these people are evil.
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- 1Rising in active revolt: alleged links with insurgent groupsMore example sentences
- Taking a page out of the tactics of Anglo-American imperialism in Italy, the Stalinist bureaucracy leaves the insurgent proletariat to be crushed by the retreating Nazis.
- No, I do not remember any crimes being committed, other than the work of terrorist organisations and insurgent forces.
- But the turning point of the film, the Warsaw Ghetto uprising where 40,000 insurgent Jews held off the Nazis for almost a month with few weapons, is watched from a distance.
- 1.1Relating to rebels: a series of insurgent attacksMore example sentences
- According to reports there were very few insurgent casualties, since rebels had withdrawn from their positions before the attacks.
- The higher than expected cost of protecting workers against insurgent attacks - about 25 cents of every reconstruction dollar now pays for security - has sent the cost of projects skyward.
- That was followed by a very bloody year and growing insurgent attacks.
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- As memories of 17th-century Catholic insurgence began to fade, toleration seemed to increase.
- Esther was an activist whose potent insurgence foiled a plot of global proportions.
- It was a statement of defiance against the insurgence.
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- For the past few years, most news reports from Indonesia have featured terrorists, regional insurgencies, and human rights violations.
- The end of the First World War initiated the greatest wave of working class insurgency ever seen in Europe.
- But it is nevertheless true that they know a fair bit about the limits of sham democracies when confronted with insurgencies.
mid 18th century: via French from Latin insurgent- 'arising', from the verb insurgere, from in- 'into, towards' + surgere 'to rise'.