Pronunciation: (in-sûr'junt),[key] —n. 1. a person who rises in forcible opposition to lawful authority, esp. a person who engages in armed resistance to a government or to the execution of its laws; rebel.
2. a member of a section of a political party that revolts against the methods or policies of the party.
—adj. 1. of or characteristic of an insurgent or insurgents.
2. surging or rushing in: The insurgent waves battered the shore.