insurgent

Part of speech: adjective

Uprising against an existing government; rebellious.

Part of speech: noun

One who joins in an insurrection.

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Usage examples "insurgent":

  1. Although many conservative Republican leaders, like Mr. Cannon, Mr. Payne, and Mr. Dalzell, were returned, their position in the minority was seriously impaired by the election of many " insurgent" Republicans from the West, who were out of harmony with the old methods of the party. - "Contemporary American History, 1877-1913", Charles A. Beard.
  2. We have one very good friend among them, but until we met him we did not know an insurgent from a Spanish regular. - "A Voyage with Captain Dynamite", Charles Edward Rich.
  3. Such things had been done in the Netherlands in former days, the Duke observed, as he proceeded to narrate how a predecessor of his Highness and a prince of the land, after having been compelled to sign innumerable documents, had been, in conclusion, tossed out of the windows of his own palace, with all his retinue, to perish upon the pikes of an insurgent mob below. - "Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete", John Lothrop Motley.