Meaning of insurgent

in•sur•gent

Pronunciation: (in-sûr'junt), [key]
— n.
  1. a person who rises in forcible opposition to lawful authority, esp. a person who engages in armed resistance to a government or to the execution of its laws; rebel.
  2. a member of a section of a political party that revolts against the methods or policies of the party.
—adj.
  1. of or characteristic of an insurgent or insurgents.
  2. surging or rushing in: The insurgent waves battered the shore.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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