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- insurgent:  An insurgent is etymologically someone who ‘rises up’. The word comes from the Latin verb insurgere, which was formed from in- in the sense ‘against’ and surgere ‘rise’ (source of English surge and source). An insurgent is hence fairly straightforwardly a rebel, someone taking part in an uprising, a belligerent who is not part of an officially recognized fighting force.
Choice of vocabulary in this area tends to be controversial, however, and the use of insurgent to denote Iraqi irredentists after the Coalition invasion of 2003 was widely criticized – partly, perhaps, from the misconception that they were being characterized as ‘surging in’ from outside the country. The longer established insurrection , from the same ultimate source, is much less liable to such misunderstanding.
=> resource, resurrection, source, surge
- insurgent (n.)
- "one who rises in revolt," 1765, from Latin insurgentem (nominative insurgens), present participle of insurgere "rise up, rise against, revolt," from in- "against," or perhaps merely intensive, + surgere "to rise" (see surge). An obsolete verb insurge "to rise in opposition or insurrection" is attested from 1530s.
- 1. Insurgent forces were reported advancing in the region.
- 2. The insurgent mob assembled at the gate of the city park.
- 3. Recent insurgent attacks are likely to make banks even more reticent.
- 4. Faruk says they are threatened both by insurgent and government forces.
- 5. General Washington led the insurgent forces in the Revolutionary War.
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