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INSURRECTIONIST

 Dictionary entry overview: What does insurrectionist mean? 

INSURRECTIONIST (noun)
  The noun INSURRECTIONIST has 1 sense:

1. a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

  Familiarity information: INSURRECTIONIST used as a noun is very rare.


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INSURRECTIONIST (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

freedom fighter; insurgent; insurrectionist; rebel

Hypernyms ("insurrectionist" is a kind of...):

crusader; meliorist; reformer; reformist; social reformer (a disputant who advocates reform)

revolutionary; revolutionist; subversive; subverter (a radical supporter of political or social revolution)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "insurrectionist"):

mutineer (someone who is openly rebellious and refuses to obey authorities (especially seamen or soldiers))

Young Turk (a member of one or more of the insurgent groups in Turkey in the late 19th century who rebelled against the absolutism of Ottoman rule)

Instance hyponyms:

Nat Turner; Turner (United States slave and insurrectionist who in 1831 led a rebellion of slaves in Virginia; he was captured and executed (1800-1831))

Denmark Vesey; Vesey (United States freed slave and insurrectionist in South Carolina who was involved in planning an uprising of slaves and was hanged (1767-1822))

Sir William Wallace; Wallace (Scottish insurgent who led the resistance to Edward I; in 1297 he gained control of Scotland briefly until Edward invaded Scotland again and defeated Wallace and subsequently executed him (1270-1305))


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