[ in-sur-juhns ]
See synonyms for insurgence on
  1. an act of rebellion; insurrection; revolt.

Origin of insurgence

First recorded in 1840–50; insurg(ent) + -ence

Words that may be confused with insurgence

Words Nearby insurgence Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use insurgence in a sentence

  • But until matters drew to a crisis with Beatrice, there was an immense imaginative insurgence of a quite different quality.

    Tono Bungay | H. G. Wells
  • I caught sight of the occasional spire of a hollyhock, and smelt the acid insurgence of marigolds.

    The Jervaise Comedy | J. D. Beresford
  • Why is it that there is this blessed insurgence against corporation misrule there, and hardly a trace of it here?

    The Brothers' War | John Calvin Reed
  • She struggled to control an insurgence of emotions that rose out of the deeps of her being.

    Marriage | H. G. Wells

British Dictionary definitions for insurgence


/ (ɪnˈsɜːdʒəns) /

  1. rebellion, uprising, or riot

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