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.

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Perhaps al-Hindi had already crossed that blurred line from freedom fighter to terrorist.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Your terrorist is my freedom fighter, your defenders are my oppressors - reverse them and apply as you will.’
    • ‘Our goal is to establish a company that will allow these former freedom fighters to earn a good living for decades.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘At home, he was a terrorist to the establishment and a freedom fighter to his people.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He rejected the idea of an all-out socialist economic system since his days as an anti-apartheid freedom fighter.’
    • ‘He was a freedom fighter and served the country in several capacities before and after Independence.’
    • ‘Meetings were also held at other parts of the country to remember the freedom fighter.’
    • ‘He sees himself as a Muslim freedom fighter, but he draws the line against violence against innocents.’
    • ‘The true freedom fighters are the ones who call for the abolition of any and all states.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Once a conquering hero, he is categorised as a dangerous freedom fighter by the country's brutal new Communist regime.’
    • ‘It is the interest of the freedom fighters to have a contemptible and tyrannical regime as their opponent.’
    • ‘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’.’
    rebel, revolutionary, revolutionist, mutineer, agitator, subversive, guerrilla, anarchist, terrorist, bioterrorist, narcoterrorist, ecoterrorist, cyberterrorist, agroterrorist, rioter
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