insurgence

[ in-sur-juh ns ]
/ ɪnˈsɜr dʒəns /

noun

an act of rebellion; insurrection; revolt.

Nearby words

  1. insurance,
  2. insurant,
  3. insure,
  4. insured,
  5. insurer,
  6. insurgency,
  7. insurgent,
  8. insurgents,
  9. insuring clause,
  10. insurmountable

Origin of insurgence

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

Can be confusedinsurgence insurgency

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Examples from the Web for insurgence

  • She struggled to control an insurgence of emotions that rose out of the deeps of her being.

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British Dictionary definitions for insurgence

insurgence

/ (ɪnˈsɜːdʒəns) /

noun

rebellion, uprising, or riot
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Word Origin and History for insurgence

insurgence

n.

1847; see insurgency + -ence.

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