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insurgent

  
  ( insurgents    plural  ) Insurgents are people who are fighting against the government or army of their own country.  
FORMAL      n-count   usu pl   (=rebel)  
By early yesterday, the insurgents had taken control of the country's main military air base.     
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insurgent

  
1   
      n   insurrectionist, mutineer, rebel, resister, revolter, revolutionary, revolutionist, rioter  
2   
      adj   disobedient, insubordinate, insurrectionary, mutinous, rebellious, revolting, revolutionary, riotous, seditious  

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