Definition of insurgency in English:

insurgency

noun

  • An active revolt or uprising.

    ‘rebels are waging an armed insurgency to topple the monarchy’
    mass noun ‘efforts to counter terrorism and insurgency’
    • ‘The troops are driving through the backstreets, making raids on suspected insurgency cells.’
    • ‘There have been cases in which insurgencies have been defeated without either massive social destruction or a more-or-less permanent despotism.’
    • ‘Understandably, the military is today resolved to apply overwhelming force to crush the insurgency.’
    • ‘Despite several decades of low-level insurgency, neither group could achieve their demand for separation.’
    • ‘You simply don't have enough troops to get the insurgency under control.’
    • ‘This type of insurgency is not promoted by an outside government.’
    • ‘Last time you were here, in April, you suggested that we might have been seeing the end of the insurgency.’
    • ‘Apparently, our construction projects are also targets of the insurgency.’
    • ‘He was sent with troops in 1599 to quell the continuing insurgency.’
    • ‘I heard the general say that the destruction of the city had "broken the back of the insurgency."’

Pronunciation

insurgency

/ɪnˈsəːdʒ(ə)nsi/