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insurgent
American English: /ɪnˈsərdʒ(ə)nt/
British English: /ɪnˈsəːdʒ(ə)nt/

Translation of insurgent in Spanish:

adjective

  • [formal]
    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.

noun

  • [formal]
    insurgente (masculine and feminine) [formal]
    insurrecto, (-ta) (masculine, feminine) [formal]
    sublevado, (-da) (masculine, feminine)
    Example sentences
    • 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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