Definition of freedom fighter in English:

freedom fighter


  • A person who takes part in a revolutionary struggle to achieve a political goal, especially in order to overthrow their government.

    • ‘At home, he was a terrorist to the establishment and a freedom fighter to his people.’
    • ‘Perhaps al-Hindi had already crossed that blurred line from freedom fighter to terrorist.’
    • ‘He rejected the idea of an all-out socialist economic system since his days as an anti-apartheid freedom fighter.’
    • ‘The books that I read dealing with national liberation struggles conveyed one clear message to me: ‘A freedom fighter should be pure, selfless and ready to sacrifice himself for the people’.’
    • ‘There are still those who profess not to know the difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter.’
    • ‘The former President, himself a freedom fighter, showed a keen interest in each and every stamp which took him down memory lane.’
    • ‘Meetings were also held at other parts of the country to remember the freedom fighter.’
    • ‘In the first phase of his life, he was a freedom fighter, in the second phase, he was a master of creative literature in Aligarh while he spent the third phase of his life in Delhi.’
    • ‘He was a freedom fighter and served the country in several capacities before and after Independence.’
    • ‘Once a conquering hero, he is categorised as a dangerous freedom fighter by the country's brutal new Communist regime.’
    • ‘I can't be seen as a freedom fighter or liberator, nobody will make badges with my picture on them if I get sent to prison.’
    • ‘It is the interest of the freedom fighters to have a contemptible and tyrannical regime as their opponent.’
    • ‘Our goal is to establish a company that will allow these former freedom fighters to earn a good living for decades.’
    • ‘Your terrorist is my freedom fighter, your defenders are my oppressors - reverse them and apply as you will.’
    • ‘The figures which depict various aspects of her life as a freedom fighter, a politician, a prisoner and a helper of Dublin's poor, are cast in steel bronze.’
    • ‘He sees himself as a Muslim freedom fighter, but he draws the line against violence against innocents.’
    • ‘The archbishop recalled that the freedom fighter was a journalist and one of the first Africans to start a newspaper with his own printing press.’
    • ‘And the questions as to whether Fawkes was folk hero or felon, terrorist or freedom fighter, leader or stooge, are not being ignored by St Peter's.’
    • ‘The trouble with being an international terrorist, freedom fighter or revolutionary is the puzzle of what to do with yourself once the glorious struggle is over.’
    • ‘The true freedom fighters are the ones who call for the abolition of any and all states.’
    rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, mutineer, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist, terrorist, bioterrorist, narcoterrorist, ecoterrorist, cyberterrorist, agroterrorist, rioter
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