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Insurgent

In`sur´gent
a.1.Rising in opposition to civil or political authority, or against an established government; insubordinate; rebellious.
n.1.A person who rises in revolt against civil authority or an established government; one who openly and actively resists the execution of laws; a rebel.
Noun1.insurgent - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
2.insurgent - a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
Adj.1.insurgent - in opposition to a civil authority or government

INSURGENT. One who is concerned in an insurrection. He differs from a rebel in this, that rebel is always understood in a bad sense, or one who unjustly opposes the constituted authorities; insurgent may be one who justly opposes the tyranny of constituted authorities. The colonists who opposed the tyranny of the English government were insurgents, not rebels.

agitator, anarch, anarchist, brawler, breakaway, contumacious, extreme, extremist, extremistic, factious, frondeur, insubordinate, insurrectionary, insurrectionist, insurrecto, malcontent, maverick, mutineer, mutineering, mutinous, nonconformist, rebel, rebellious, revolter, revolutional, revolutionary, revolutionist, rioter, riotous, seditionary, seditious, subversive, traitor, traitorous, treasonable, turbulent
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