Definition of insurrectionist in US English:


noun & adjective

  • See insurrection

    • ‘Releasing the photos at that point would have run the risk of stirring up insurrectionists and undermining the new government.’
    • ‘Unlike insurrectionists who resist government because it is repressive, vigilantes ‘take arms to do the government's work because the authorities are not repressive enough.’’
    • ‘As far as the Empire was concerned, Gandhi was a troublemaker, an insurrectionist, and a traitor to the Empire.’
    • ‘This was possible because of the efforts of the Philippine insurrectionists, who controlled most of the island.’
    • ‘At this rate we could have government grants for insurrectionists.’