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insurgence

[in-sur-juh ns]
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noun
  1. an act of rebellion; insurrection; revolt.
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Origin of insurgence

First recorded in 1840–50; insurg(ent) + -ence
Can be confusedinsurgence insurgency
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Related Words

insurrectiondisobedienceinsurgencyuprisingdefiancerevoltinsubordinationschismrevolutionrisingmutinydissentheresynonconformityapostasysedition

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Historical Examples

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

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    H. G. Wells


British Dictionary definitions for insurgence

insurgence

noun
  1. rebellion, uprising, or riot
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Word Origin and History for insurgence

n.

1847; see insurgency + -ence.

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