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English definition of “insurgent”

insurgent

noun uk   /ɪnˈsɜː.dʒənt/ us    /-ˈsɝː-/
[C usually plural] formal someone who is fighting against the government in their own country: All approaches to the capital are now under the control of the insurgents.Activism and pressure groupsTaking action against people in power [C] US someone who opposes political authorityActivism and pressure groupsOpposing and against
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